Once, a long time ago, a fully grown snake went out in the forest to find food for his babies.

A couple of miles from the edge of the forest he found a wild boar.

He crept up on it (well for us, slithered up to it) in the red and brown leaves.

The boar turned his head round, as it had heard a crackling sound.

Luckily, the snake hadn’t got spotted (well not luckily for the wild boar), so he kept on going.

In a second you might not want to read as…

…OK the snake bit the wild boar with his mighty poisonous teeth.

Baby Snake

“But, where am I?” would have thought the snake if he wasn’t stupid as instead he (actually) thought “Mm there might be more food here,” and before that “Where’s the wild boar?”

Oh, and I forgot to tell you, he was falling in the portal that leaded to happy country which is a little… sorry, a giant country in grumpy planet.

There were sort of flashing lights which the snake thought were the ssssign of nothingnessss (because of his stupidity), but were actually shooting stars (scientifically, falling meteors). Yes shooting stars!


“Phew!” of course you think he thought when he arrived at happy country. Well no! He thought “I wish I was back in the… thing. Yes that is what he thought!

A few minutes after he had thought that, he went off trying to find the forest, which he found 3 hours later.

And here he goes back in the portal he came from.

Now, he found the boar and took it back to his den where his children and he ate happily together.

By Hugo d’Aquin

Images from Peter Miller and Chris Luczkow

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