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    Thaddeus is right. Only mammals are Sapients in the world of Allegory. However, as in our world, some reptiles do appear in fables. Of greatest fame of course, is the tortoise in the "The Tortoise and the Hare."

    I added a couple of random lizards, sort of at the last moment. It was late.

    The first is an anole, a common lizard of the south-eastern United States, which bears a remarkable resemblance to the spokesman for a certain insurance company that claims to be a gecko. Admittedly, geckos are not as photogenic as anoles and 'anole' doesn't rhyme with the insurer's trade name so I can see a little 'marketing license' being applied. However, I simply can't bring myself to trust an insurance company whose spokesman would knowingly misinform the public. I also fail to understand why an American lizard would have a British accent.

    The other lizard is a little harder to spot, but he is the world-renowned chameleon. Of course he's hard to spot, because he camouflages himself. Anoles have limited camouflage as they can only change to brown or green and he's next to a beer which is yellow and is, thus, outside the scope of his spectral abilities.

Drawing completed - 26 MAY 2010
Drawing posted - 02 JUN 2010

20 JUNE 2001 Wednesday - 2000
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    "What about chameleons," suggested Geoff. "They're alive. And they change."

    "Aye," agreed Thaddeus. "But there arna lizards what can talk."

    "That's not true," Geoff countered. "There's several Portrayals where lizards have speaking roles."

    "In the Beuk, aye, but there arna talkin reptiles in our warld," Thaddeus explained.

    "A Leper is a symbol o' change," suggested Rachael eagerly.
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