February 01, 1999


Shuvalov was waiting for Lelia in the park. It was a hot mid-day. A lizard appeared on a stone. Shuvalov thought: on that stone the lizard is defenseless it can be spotted immediately. “Mimicry,” he thought. The thought of mimicry brought to mind a chameleon.

“Congratulations,” said Shuvalov. “That’s all I needed, a chameleon.”

The lizard ran off.

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