My Family and Other Animals - Part III: Chapter 14, The Talking Flowers Summary & Analysis

Gerald Durrell
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Part III: Chapter 14, The Talking Flowers Summary and Analysis

Gerald arrives at his new tutor's home under a heavy cloud. The reports that this man is a lover of birds has little effect on Gerald's opinion of him as his solemnly rings the doorbell of the apartment at the top floor of the mansion. Mr. Kralefsky opens the door and Gerald is reminded of a gnome from a fantasy novel. A hunched backed and well-dressed Mr. Kralefsky welcomes Gerald into his home. At once Mr. Kralefsky informs Gerald they must become friends and requests Gerald's agreement they will.

Mr. Kralefsky informs Gerald it is time to water his pets and requests Gerald's company. Gerald learns quickly that saying Mr. Kralefsky loves birds is putting it minimally as he is led into a large bright room lined with birdcages. Gerald is...

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