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    Olive Thorne Miller
Excerpt from book: CHAPTER THIRD. Marcy's Odd Pet. I SAID that when Uncle Karl gave Ralph the parrot, he also gave a new pet to Marcy. It was a Florida chameleon, or rather, a small lizard which is called so, though it is really, in the books, the green Carolina lizard. He was a pretty little fellowâ??for a lizardâ??about three inches long, with a very slim tail longer than his body. He was generally of a greenish brown color on the back, and greenish white on the under part. But the most curious part of him was his feet. The toes were spread widely apart, and the last joint above the claw on each was flattened out like a little pad. He could walk up the side of a wall, or even glass, and he thought nothing of holding on for hours, head down, waiting for some wandering fly to come near. He could also jump, for which purpose he had very long hind legs. Marcy was much interested in the lively little creature, named it Snap, because of the way he seized a fly, and tried to keep him supplied with food. She also found a book in the library that had an account of some of the same family that were kept by an American gentleman, and she made him a home, as near as she could, like the one his pets lived in. She took an old gold-fish globe of rather large size, put moss in the bottom, and a little dish of water, and to keep Snap in, a HOW A LIZARD UNDRESSES. 35 wire-gauze dish-cover fastened over the top. Then she spent a good deal of time catching flies for him and watching his ways. I must say there wasn't much to watch, for he didn't seem to enjoy being in prison : he evidently preferred to jump about as he pleased, over the furniture and on the tables. Once, when the cover was displaced, he got out and ran away, and Marcy had hard work to find him. Not only to find him, but to catch h...  
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  • Olive Thorne Miller
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