Thursday, January 26, 2012
A Seals' Flipper: Chapter 7: Shot in the Dark
"What do we do? What do we do? What do we do?” the monkeys yelled. It had grown very, very, dark now. Everyone is shaking, but suddenly Sleekwhisker gets the answer. “We have to throw some clam and oyster salad onto the island over there. The shark will go to it and leave us enough time to get away,” Sleekwhisker whispers to the screaming monkeys. “But it’s so dark, how will we ever hit the shore,” they ask. “It’s a chance we’ll have to take. You realize it’s our only chance,” says Sleekwhisker. She grabs the bag containing the clam and oyster salad and hurls it at the shore. Everyone holds their breath. Then the sound of seaweed tearing fills the night. Their plan has partly worked. The shark got the salad at least. As they swim away, though, Sleekwhisker realizes that she has just thrown away their only source of food.