My eyes failed me as I disembarked the helicopter. I walked over to a menagerie of lands. With one foot on the beach and the other in an orchard, I beheld trees weighed down by apples, bananas, avocados, lemons – all on the same plant.
“You’re the reporter interviewing Dr. Mendel,” a guard startled me. “Wait here.”
I wandered into the jungle. Bewildered, I met a beast assembled from many animals like swatches on a quilt.
“Get out of here!” he warned. “His next specimen is man collected!”
“How can you speak?!” I inquired.
“I’ve a parrot’s voice box,” he replied.
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