Birds, Beasts, and Relatives - Study Guide Chapter Six Summary & Analysis

Gerald Durrell
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Gerald describes a querulous old man named Papa Demetrios who runs the olive press so vital to the local olive industry, who has somehow taken a liking to Gerald. They sometimes share some food such as popped corn Papa makes over a fire. On a particular day, Papa tells about a man named Andreas who has been hospitalized after having blown off his own hand while fishing with dynamite. Papa then presents Gerald with a gift - a spade foot toad that Gerald says smells very much like garlic and who has an extraordinary personality. Gerald names the toad Angus and upon learning that the toad loves to have it's tummy rubbed, adds "Tickletummy" as Angus's surname. Gerald says that everyone who visits is given an opportunity to watch Angus gobble up a worm.

One night Gerald hears a racket coming down the...

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