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"Again, this is another Boardwalk Pest. It is found in generally the same
places as the Doggadillo, and, although the Dixiedillo (or 'Trash Cup',
named because of its sham appearance) is younger than the Doggadillo
as far as zoological history goes, it is far more advanced in its mental
development. In its reproduction process, it is not necessary to use
outside influence, as the Rockadillo and Doggadillo need. The
Dixiedillo possesses a wax-like surface on its sham shell, which melts
under sunlight. The waxen flakes that fall off of the shell at sunset
mature to full adult Dixiedilloes by sunrise; this gives the effect of an
extremely dirty beach or boardwalk. A 'tribal' custom of theirs is known
as the Ordeal by Sunlight, which consists of the mass traveling out onto
the beach of hundreds of Dixiedilloes born 30 days earlier. When the Sun
rises, the beach-intensified rays melt the cups, and the 'Dixies' die. There
are no survivors. The Dixiedillo is suspected of believing that this is a form
of rebirth and renewal. It is not know whether or not this is true. Many
religious zealots inform me that only humans are 'born again'. But that
gets into an area that I would rather steer clear of, frankly."
from "The Non-Sorta Adventure Files Volume 2" (1976) translated from the original Esperanto.
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