Mr. Magi held up a picture.
“What sort of eye is this? Who does it belong to, is what I mean.”
This professor looked closely, and so did Schwarz Tauptinker.
“Umm,” I said, “that eye belongs to…a pretty girl, I’d say.”
“Nah,” Schwarz disagreed. “That’s a lizard’s eye.”
“Now,” Mr. Magi said, “here’s another picture, zoomed out a bit.”
“Rats and a heifer,” I said, “pigs have awesome eyes, it must be said.”
“I don’t know what this pig is doing with a lizard’s eye,” Schwarz said.
“You should ask your Aunt Liz,” Mr. Magi said, putting the picture away. “She’s an expert in lizards, isn’t she? Never mind. Now, the reason I did this experiment is to show you that lizards–”
“Pigs, you mean,” this professor interrupted.
“Right!” Mr. Magi hurriedly said. “That pigs are as intelligent as humans.”
That stopped this professor and Schwarz cold.
“I don’t like it,” Schwarz said.
“Oh yes,” Mr. Magi said. “It’s said that if you sing a pig a lullaby, he’ll go to sleep.”
“Not a lullaby like this,” I said.
“I’m not sure what that has to do with pigs being like humans,” Mr. Magi said.
“And I’m not sure what pigs have to do with humans,” this professor said.
“I’m going to ask Liz about the lizards,” Schwarz returned.