Chapter 2 The Fly

Chapter 2

THE FEET OF THE FLY. (March 11, 1842)

1. It will not have escaped your notice, and you will have seen quite often how the fly, with its six little feet, patters forth so agilely on a highly polished vertical surface as well as on a horizontal table or plane.

2. But how is this possible for this animal, since its feet, although each one terminates with two very small pointed claws, are still smooth on the outside?

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