The other day at Peng Len’s house he spotted a tobacco worm crawling across the lawn and asked me about it. I said it was a kind of caterpillar that could do great damage to his garden. If you squeeze it, it will discharge a stream of juice that looks like tobacco chew.
He told me about a Burmese story in which a caterpillar transforms into a beautiful woman. I in term told about our American story involving kissing a frog.