Whether a chameleon possesses the magic to make other people have its own very ability to camouflage is not known. The chameleon is a slow but a patient animal who take its time to attack its prey.
In this first encounter, Benedict followed a butterfly that suddenly landed within his reach, but when trying to catch it, the butterfly flew away. The little boy’s curiosity led him to a chameleon, wrapped up in its own thoughts. The chameleon spat in the boy’s eyes, and as the soothsayer said, the chameleon had to die for the boy to survive.
Benedict acquired the chameleon’s abilities to change color, but in his eyes. Other boys noticed a big change in Benedict’s eyes after he got better from sickness, but the soothsayer cautioned him that as long as he did not reveal the magic, the spell would stay with him.
Upon examination, the eye doctor could not find anything wrong with the boy’s eyes, except he found them unique and special.