Animals: Puck's Backyard

A 200-lb. man sprawled on his stomach in the grass, wriggled forward, stared intently at a ladybug.

"As I watched," he later wrote, "I began to wonder how the world must appear to a ladybug: what the sensation would be if my six feet of height dwindled down and down until I was hardly a quarter of an inch long; if I shrank to a thousandth, a ten-thousandth ... a millionth of my present bulk. Like Alice, I began to feel I was 'shutting up like a telescope.'

"Then, I imagined the quarter-inch insect expanding to my size, with everything around it enlarging...

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