An art critic was used to criticizing very severely1 and in a very detailed2 way.
When he was commenting on one painting and then on another in the gallery, he pointed3 at a picture and said: "It's showing a marked lack of technique and understanding. Look! Those trees seem to have no form, and the grass has not roots. And here you see the artist had attempted to draw a fly to catch the public eye, I would not disapprove4 of it if he had been able to draw it better and made it like a fly. But this fly looks like a lump of mud and has not the character of a fly."
At this point while the critic was still rambling5, the fly on that picture suddenly look wing and flew away.