Beasts in my Belfry by Gerald Malcolm Durrell

By Gerald Malcolm Durrell

A captivating account of Gerald Durrell’s first task as a pupil keeper in Whipsnade Park in 1945.

Gerald Durrell was once one in every of Britain’s best-loved naturalists, whose books, together with My family members and different Animals, proceed to entertain and amuse generations of kids and adults alike. Fifteen of his vintage titles have now been republished by means of Bello.

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He nearly succeeded, too. One day Joe decided that we would clean out the drains alongside the lion cage so that I would have something to remember when I moved to another section. We went along there, armed with a hose, forks, brushes and other implements, and after a time managed to get Albert and company into the traps. Then, while Joe wielded the hose, whistling merrily, I climbed inside the barrier rail and worked my way along, cleaning all the accumulated debris out of the drain. I had to get close to accomplish this, and that was the reason that Albert had to be trapped up, for the bars in the cage were quite wide enough for him to get his paw through but those on the trap were closer together.

These Lionesses are very letcherous, and this is the cause that the Lions are so fell and cruell. This, Afffricke knoweth best, and seeth most: and especially in time of great drought, when for want of water a number of wild beasts resort by troups to those few rivers that be there, and meet together. ’ I never saw Nan and Jill behaving in a lecherous manner normally, and when in season they seemed more bored than anything else by Albert’s attention. ’ Certainly, Nan and Jill had no chance of playing Albert false, since they were locked in the cage with him.

Hortense rattled his horn up against the gate like a crackle of musketry and then leant forward and delicately plucked one of Mother’s prize chrysanthemums. Chewing it in a meditative sort of way, he surveyed us with limpid eyes. Hastily, before Mother could recover from the shock of meeting Hortense, I thanked the boy and his father profusely, grabbed the dog lead that was attached to Hortense’s collar, and led him towards the garage. Not for anything would I confess to Mother that I, too, had imagined Hortense to be a tiny, heart-melting fawn.

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