Study Guide

Holes Chapter 8

By Louis Sachar

Chapter 8

  • Now it's just us and the narrator. He tells us that a lot of people don't believe in curses. But actually, a lot of people don't believe in yellow-spotted lizards either: and it definitely won't matter if you believe in them when one bites you. (Get it?)
  • Some details about the yellow-spotted lizard: they are extremely deadly, with red-rimmed eyes and black teeth. Also, they like to live in holes (uh oh) and they can leap out of holes to attack prey (double uh oh). One last thing: they like to eat the shells of sunflower seeds. Yeah, this isn't good news.