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Rainey offers one of the community's explanations for King's disappearance as an escape from the consequence of miscegenation: "Some said King figured out that if the babies started coming, he had a chance for a nestful of little albinos, and that swayed him" (319).
The dark longing for love on "The Devil's Sake" is gorgeously atmospheric and melancholy: "I'm trying to be innocent as a dove, but I'm smarter than a nestful of snakes.
In "Superkid Saves the Day," the young superhero, often with the help of deep breathing techniques, helps an ant who forgot to be honest regain a good relationship with the rest of his hillmates; teaches her sister a lesson about rudeness; and shows a nestful of bluebirds how much better they feel if they think of a glass as half full instead of half empty.