I saw neither bird, quadruped, reptile, nor insect."
Many stories tell of the grateful reptile which brought valuable gifts to a benefactor.
Out there in the woods lay a multitude of plants she wanted to see, and no slithering reptile was going to stand in her way.
Apart from the literary characteristics which clearly differentiate this narrative from the preceding accounts of J and E, the following points of variation are worthy of consideration: (I) The people refuse to listen to Moses; (2) Aaron is appointed to be Moses' spokesman, not with the people, but with Pharaoh; (3) one sign is given (not three) and performed before Pharaoh; (4) the rod is turned into a reptile (tannin), not a serpent (n(thash).
Sometimes the reptile lives in submarine infernal regions (with his wife, Crooke i.