When it is suddenly startled the blindworm sometimes behaves in a very odd way.
I occasionally saw a snake, but always of the harmless, blindworm variety.
It bears some resemblance to the blindworm of England, feeds on much the same diet, and has similar habits.
It is because she dares not go to sleep on account of the blindworm, who is waiting to catch her with her eyes closed.
The first snake, the blindworm, is not a snake, nor yet a worm.
Once upon a time, when the world was very new, the blindworm was not quite blind, but had one good eye.
But the blindworm, or slowworm, as this creature is called, is perfectly harmless.
And the blindworm was not sad like the others, neither seemed he to care in the least about the Nightingale's music.
The blindworm then, is Saurophidian; it is quite as much a lizard as a snake.