What about the Axolotl intrigued the narrator in Julio Cortazar's "The Axolotl," and what did he desire that he found in them?

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The narrator feels that he has some kind of deep connection with them.  The Axotols seem to communicate with him, and he with them, at first.  This is why he keeps returning to the tank to see them again and again, until the connection is lost.

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