Science: Horned Toad

Misshapen and frayed as a badly done potato pancake, the old horned toad that lugubriously blinked in the Eastland, Tex., drugstore window last week proved all the lies that Texans had ever told of Nature's antics in their state. The reptile had lived for 31 years in the sealed hollow of the local courthouse cornerstone. So averred honest men who had just dug it out, and one remembered having planned to put a horned toad in the stone at its laying 31 years ago. The idea then, and even now, in Texas is that a horned toad can live 100 years...

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