Birds, Beasts, and Relatives - Chapter Five Summary & Analysis

Gerald Durrell
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On a typical day, Gerald kicks the dogs off the bed where they have crept during the night and are taking up more than their share of space, then looks out the window toward the sea. If there are fishermen, he hurriedly joins them because their nets bring up treasures from deeper than Gerald is able to dive. One day he finds seahorses and keeps them for a time in an aquarium. Though it requires a tremendous amount of work to keep them in fresh water, he's soon glad he did so because one of the sea horses produces a group of twenty microscopic babies. Theo explains that it's the father that carried the babies, which amazes Gerald.

One of the fishermen Gerald is partial to is Kokino, which Gerald says means "red." One day Gerald goes fishing with Kokino who says he's...

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