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reesetee commented on the word malpolon monspessulanus
It's great. It reminds me of the attitude my birds usually seem to have. :-)
March 25, 2008
chained_bear commented on the word malpolon monspessulanus
I just loved that sentence. It so completely answered the question of whether the pet was satisfactory--far more than a simple yes or no would've done.
Serpents can snuggle? I never knew!
sionnach commented on the word malpolon monspessulanus
'There was a degree of recognition, and a certain tolerance: nothing more.'
Gee, that pretty much sums up Boris's attitude too.
On one of his better days, that is. Though when all the lights are out he's a snuggle-maniac.
"... and the trace of a very considerable serpent, five to six feet long. 'I am almost certain that was a malpolon monspessulanus. I had one as a pet when I was a boy.'
'Was it a satisfactory pet?'
'There was a degree of recognition, and a certain tolerance: nothing more.'"
--P. O'Brian, The Hundred Days, 184
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