Gift of the Day

“When his father was imprisoned by the Russian authorities for his political activities, the 8-year-old Vladimir [Nabokov] brought a butterfly to his cell as a gift.”

From an article in today’s New York Times entitled “Nonfiction: Nabokov Theory on Butterfly Evolution is Vindicated.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/01/science/01butterfly.html?src=me&ref=general

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