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3 Mar 13th, 2017 at 11:11AMLiteratureI've been trying to remember the title of a book that I either checked out from the library or borrowed from a family friend in the late 90s for a few years now and neither Google nor Ask.com has turned up anything. The story as I remember it involved an older nobleman taking his grandson or nephew on an expedition to an uncharted tropical island. After they arrived they encountered a Talking Animal that gave them this warning: "Beware the shadow of a Doubt. It finds your fears and brings them out." Much later, the heroes get accosted by a Giant Flyer that bears a resemblance to Rodan in the illustration and the old man is scared to the point of assuming the fetal position while covered by its shadow, but the kid is unaffected. It turns out that the Doubt is actually a small, timid creature that is pulling a "Scooby-Doo" Hoax by wearing a suit. The whole thing had a Roald Dahl or Lemony Narrator feel to it, if memory serves.