When placed in such a position the scorpion faints and becomes inert.
Occasionally, some individuals say they have blurred vision, feelings of unreality, faints, blackouts or even epileptic fits.
Such magnanimity and sensibility are like the magnanimity and sensibility of a lady who faints when she sees a calf being killed: she is so kindhearted that she can't look at blood, but enjoys eating the calf served up with sauce.
If however the bird flies away, egg and all, then he faints or loses his reason.
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