Thursday, July 19, 2007

The adventures of Little Red Newt Part 2

I found myself falling quite a distance when I reached the top of the box.  I quickly recovered however and set out to find my way home.  I crawled for a while on this clear, hard surface and then once again fell, even farther this time!  I landed luckily on something soft.  I scurried quickly to find cover, hoping to find damp leaves or a stone to hide under but I didn't.  I found dark soft places, but they were dry and not at all like my forest home.  I hid for quite a while and large feet kept walking by my hiding spot.  I hoped that they woulden't step on me and they didn't.  Occasionally a small pink nose with whiskers would poke about near my hiding spot, but leave again.  It became dark after a while and I ventured out from my hiding spot.  The terrain I covered was rough and dry, not at all like my lovely damp forest, but I was determined to get home and find help for Sally.  I crawled about for what seemed forever, occasionally dodging large feet and the nose with whiskers.  I rested when I could and then it became light again.  I found a smooth surface to crawl on and all of a sudden the nose and whiskers came back!  It gaped open and became a large mouth with sharp teeth!  I panicked and secreted a toxic, foul subtance!  I was taken up in the mouth and quickly spat back out.  The head above me shook about and gagged!  I bravely soldiered on and ran across the smooth surface.  I saw another large foot in front of me and then all of a sudden a large pale thing scooped me up again!  "Oh no!"  I thought, now I will never get home!  The large pale cave carried me for a short bit of time and I found myself outside being gently set down!  I was in the woods!  I could feel the damp forest floor!  I saw Sally!  "Sally, you are safe!"  I cried.  "Yes" she said, "The large pale cave brought me here last night, where were you?"  "I was looking for the way home, then I was going to come rescue you!"  I cried.  We snuggled together and set off to find a new home for ourselves in the forest. 

The END

 

This is based on a true story!  Sarah and I found two newts in the woods.  When it came time to release them, we only had one and couldn't find the other.  When I got up this morning, I saw Tarzan gaggin in the kitchen and the other little red newt bravely trying to get across the floor.  He walked thru the night all the way from my son's room into the kitchen, probably a distance of 50ft.  A long way for such a little guy!  I hope you enjoyed my story of our little red newts!  Newts will if frightened or in danger will secrete a "toxic" substance that can irritate mouths and eyes!  Otherwise they are harmless and can be handled safely, just wash hands after! 

8 comments:

jillannemarie said...

Cute story.  You have a nice journal.  Oh, and congratulations on the ribbons.

jckfrstross said...

i love it:) so glad they found there way home:) you should be a writer

Deb

ggjack7 said...

Linda that was a great story, why don't you submit it for a children's book, are you an artist also, or do you know a friend that would like to do this with you, children's books are never very long, and that is just about what you wrote. Try it good luck. gg/Jackie

plieck30 said...

Linda is was a great story. I agree with the others. Children would love it. Paula

elainey2465 said...

Awwwwww bless! Laine xxx

seraphoflove9001 said...

aaawwww...I loved it! :o)
Lisa

fowfies said...

I really enjoyed this slant on things from the eye of the newt!

wwfbison said...

What a sweet tale - I loved the story and I am happy the newts are safe & sound.  Didn't know about the toxins though.  Great writing - thanks!
Lisa
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