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II. THE next most interesting of the animal's life processes is its change of colour. Mistakes and exaggerations as to this matter are of very old date. Aristotle believed the change to be due to the inflation of the body, and we all know that in Gay's fables it is represented as changing from black to green, blue, and white. The truth is the ground colour of the animal may vary from pale yellow to light or dark green, and so from a bluish to a dark leaden colour.

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