My Family and Other Animals

by

Gerald Durrell

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Geronimo is a large gecko who lives under a rock in the garden right below Gerry's window at the white villa. He hunts insects in Gerry's room at night and gets into a violent battle with Cicely, a praying mantis that Gerry captured. Geronimo emerges victorious, though not without injuries.
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Geronimo Character Timeline in My Family and Other Animals

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Part 3, Chapter 13: The Snow-White Villa
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One gecko that Gerry calls Geronimo hunts often in Gerry's bedroom. He's aggressive and won't let any other gecko in the... (full context)
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...Gerry notices her flying around one night and watches a look of fury come over Geronimo's face as Cicely lands near him. (full context)
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Geronimo begins angrily stalking towards Cicely. Cicely spreads her wings and turns to face him, which... (full context)
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A couple weeks later, Geronimo allows another small gecko to join him in Gerry's room. One afternoon not long after,... (full context)