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Jimmy Graham English 102 Paraphrase/ Summary 2 1. " The supposition is that the eagle had pounced on the weasel and the weasel swiveled and bit as instinct taught him, tooth to neck, and nearly won." The assumption is that the eagle attacked the weasel suddenly and the weasel rotated and locked his jaw as he had learned from nature, fang to throat, and almost was victorious. 2. "I've been in that weasel's brain for sixty seconds, and he was in mine." I have occupied that weasel's mind for one minute, and he also has occupied my cerebrum. 3. "I think it would be well, and proper, and obedient, and pure, to grasp your one necessity and not let go, to dangle limp wherever it takes you." " In my mind it would be suitable, and appropriate, and respectful, and uncontaminated, to grab your essentials and never release them, to hang motionless from them no matter the place you end up. "Living Like Weasels" by Annie Dillard expresses the author's thoughts and opinions in comparing the mind of a wild animal such as a weasel to the active mind of a human. Dillard experiences an encounter with a wild weasel in which she and the weasel seem to share a moment of understanding. While visiting Hollins Pond near her home in Virginia, a place she usually goes not to learn how to live life, but to forget about it, Dillard's eye is inexplicably caught by a weasel. Her eyes lock on the weasel and it's eyes lock and stare back at her. She explains that she felt as if she " was in that weasel's brain for sixty seconds, and he was in mine." On this day she becomes intrigued by the weasel, and soon after begins reading about the habits and instinctive nature of weasels. She learns that weasels are obedient to instinct and spend most of thier time underground, only coming out usually to stalk and capture prey. They

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