My Family and Other Animals - Part II: Chapter 8, The Tortoise Hills Summary & Analysis

Gerald Durrell
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Part II: Chapter 8, The Tortoise Hills Summary and Analysis

It appears life at the daffodil-yellow villa will prove to be an interesting experience. Gerald and Roger explore and study the affect of spring on the insects and animals around them. Gerald's discovery of the tortoise hills is a tale out of national geographic. Green hills are covered in tortoises of all shapes, sizes, and colors. One day while lying in wait for a swallow-tail butterfly, Gerald discovers a turtle leaving its underground hibernation habitat to bask in the new spring sun. A succession of turtles follow suit. Soon the hills are swarming with tortoises. One can only imagine an intelligent child's excitement in this discovery. They are so plentiful one day Gerald captures and releases thirty-five specimens. Gerald behaves with mixture of adult scientist and child. This is proven his...

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