King GarGar winced as the field doctor probed the wound on his thigh. While not life-threatening, it was terribly painful. GarGar was usually stoic in the face of pain, but this occasion was an exception. More than anything, he was afraid of losing the admiration of his men. “For God’s sake!” He shouted. “Give me a piece of wood to bite on!” At this, one of his captains left the tent and returned a minute later with a stick. “Give it to me!” GarGar snapped. He took the stick and bit down with all his might. I want to be as silent as a clam. He thought to himself.
This poor fellow has seen better days. Once they emerge from the chrysalis, most butterflies only have a few weeks to live; however, the hardy peacock butterfly can live up to ten or eleven months. The primary purpose of the butterfly is to reproduce. Despite the tattered condition of his wings, this butterfly still has a healthy appetite and is capable of flight.
Per Google search: Wikipedia, “According to “World of Feng Shui,” a butterfly in the home is always a good omen. Bright-colored butterflies relate to romance, and dark-colored butterflies relate to career or business. In Louisiana, white butterflies mean good luck for the homeowner; however, in Maryland, they symbolize death.”
One more for the road…