Wednesday, January 25, 2012
A Seals' Flipper: Chapter 5: Explanation
When Sleekwhisker awakens, she is lying on a thick bed of leaves. She looks around. There are 2 strange monkeys sitting beside her, applying a strange ointment to her injured flipper. She sits up straight. “Who are you?” she asks. “Ah, she has woken up,” one monkey says. “We are two monkeys of the Island of Friendship,” the monkey announces. “And who might you be?” the other monkey asks. Sleekwhisker tells them her name, and then manages to get out her whole story. “And that is why I must leave quickly. I do hope that no one was hurt in the tsunami!” “Your family is probably fine,” says the first monkey. “The tsunami passed very quickly, and they would have had a chance to get back to their home.” “I have to find them!” cries Sleekwhisker. “We can be ready by tomorrow. We wish to accompany you,” says the second monkey. That is just what they do.