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4/6/11

Sam and Eddie

"Sam? What a stupid name for an alligator," said Eddie, leaning over the railing of the Morgan County Zoo Everglades exhibit. "I bet you're not even real. You're probably just a stupid plastic fake. I bet if I poked you with this stick, you wouldn't even open your eyes. I bet if I kicked you with my tennis shoe, you wouldn't even open your mouth. I bet if I -"

"Gulp!" said Sam, then eased himself into the cool dark pond to digest his late afternoon meal in happy silence.

4 comments:

Edie Hemingway said...

Gulp! That was quite the minimal and unexpected conversation, David!

Christy said...

Did Sam get a little shoe-size meal, or a bigger Eddie-and-shoe-size meal? Either way, Sam got the last word. Fun!

Lauren said...

Love it!

Diane Adams said...

Me too!