Uncertain travels

Mohsen H. Darabi

There was once a gorgeous snake on one side of a lake that wanted to go to the other side of the lake. The snake always saw dolphins playing in the lake. This time, however, for the first time ever, it rattled to tell a dolphin to come over for goodness sake. The snake said that it wanted to climb on the dolphin’s back. It was very necessary for the snake to get to the other side of the lake as soon as possible. For goodness sake, the snake’s mother was ill and had to have someone by her side. The dolphin agreed to give the snake a ride and to carry it to the other side of the lake. By the time the dolphin and snake together reached the other side, there was a feeling of something burning on the dolphin’s back. The dolphin asked the snake whether it saw anything bad was happening on its back. The snake said that it was the sun’s rays that had burnt the dolphin’s back because the dolphin had been playing too much in the lake while lots of sunshine make sunburns. The snake said that it even protected the dolphin’s back, shielding it against too much sunlight with scales and a wide open mouth, providing shade for the dolphin’s back against sunlight. The dolphin thanked the snake for the protection, and the snake thanked the dolphin for the delicious journey.

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November 20, 2017


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