Three Long, Three Short

Over there on Twitter, Isabel asks, what does 3 long 3 short mean in the scavengers?

In The Scavengers Maggie (Ford Falcon) whistles six times–three long whistles followed by three short whistles–whenever she needs to signal Toad or the members of her family.

Back when I was a boy, my grandfather used to whistle “three long, three short” whenever he got “turned around” (lost) while deer hunting. It became a family signal. I still honk the car horn “three long, three short” whenever we leave my parents’ farm.

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