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Vernon Adrian Emuang

The Grinning Crab

Come with me, said the fish to the crab
and I will show you a cave where beautiful coral live.

When do we leave, said the crab to the fish
and tell me what I should bring.

Just bring a sense of adventure, said the fish to the crab, and some sun tan oil

You forget, said the crab to the fish, my shell is thick and impenetrable by rays of any kind.

What about the metal-tipped arrows, asked the fish of the crab, from a cheeky cherub?

Oh they don’t stand a chance, said the crab with a grin.

The fish, having eyes that could not blink, felt the molten tears sting his star-crossed eyes.

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