My Family and Other Animals - Part II: Chapter 10, The Pageant of Fireflies Summary & Analysis

Gerald Durrell
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Part II: Chapter 10, The Pageant of Fireflies Summary and Analysis

It is summer and Gerald has another tutor, this time a student from Oxford, Peter. Peter is strict with his lessons until the effects of summer and Margo take hold. Eventually Peter stops teaching Gerald math and allows Gerald to write a book instead of a diary to practice English. Gerald is given a large room to dedicate to his hobby. In his study, Gerald displays specimens from his nature excursions. From his tortoise's egg, to a bird's egg, to a bat Gerald has stuffed himself, the room is a museum of nature. One day a stench permeates the house. After a thorough searching of the house, the origin of the smell is traced to Gerald's bat and it is thrown away. Peter explains to a disappointed Gerald the...

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