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

Gerald Durrell
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One day Gerald is headed home when he encounters a gypsy with a young bear. The man invites Gerald to pet the bear, named Pavlo, and Gerald feeds Pavlo some chocolate while trying to come up with a way to get the man to sell him the bear. The gypsy explains that he has a traveling show and that the bear and "a talking head" are how he makes a living, and Gerald heads home. When Gerald goes into the house, the entire family is gathered for tea and they all take one look at him and begin screaming. Gerald turns to see that Pavlo is behind him. He feeds the bear a piece of cake and uses another to lure Pavlo out of the house where they find Pavlo's owner searching for him.

Every day, Gerald goes to the home of his...

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