Saturday, December 12, 2009
The Tale of the Miraculous Snail
This is the tale of the Miraculous Snail. He wasn't miraculous in the way most people think of a thing being miraculous. One day he.....well, we shall see. This orange Apple snail found a new home in a beautiful aquarium with a few other fish. He happily crawled over every surface, cleaning off all the algae he could find. One day he climbed too high and fell out of the aquarium! He lay on the carpet hidden behind the drapes for hours and hours. He didn't know where he was, and it was dry in this new, dark place! He couldn't crawl on the scratchy, dry carpet, so he just lay there getting drier and drier and wondering what was going to happen to him. Finally, he dried up entirely, or so it seemed that way. He had a dry crust over the door of his shell and he didn't move. Finally, his new owner came home from work and noticed that he was missing from the aquarium. He searched and searched for his new pet until he found him under the drapes. The snail looked so dried up that the new owner thought he was dead. He was very sad, but he put him back in the aquarium anyway to see what would happen. Later, he saw the snail crawling in the aquarium as if nothing had happened! He was very happy that his "miraculous" orange apple snail had not died after all.