Shaardul Cleans Up – p.13

February 7, 2012 at 4:43 pm 1 comment

The victorious tiger roared, “Hear me!” The animals who had been watching the fight fell silent. “I have beaten Shaardul,” he said. “Though I had meant to kill him, he has nearly bested me. The tigers will let him live, and he may roam the jungle freely.” He looked at Shaardul, covered in muck, and grinned. He leaned in and whispered, “Monkeys taste terrible, but we don’t tell them that.” The older male then walked off into the jungle to nurse his wounds and sleep.

Shaardul managed to crawl out of the Pit and shook himself. Dirt and debris flew in all directions, and the animals in the trees made small noises of annoyance. Shaardul looked up then, and his eyes narrowed as he growled. They all quieted down again, and began to leave, keeping an eye over their shoulders in case he should decide to chase them for breakfast.

Cut, bruised, filthy and tired, Shaardul was in no mood to hunt, but made sure to give the impression that he might be. He knew that now he would be able to nap in the sun again, in peace, and intended to do just that.

He headed to the river to clean up. (This is where we came in, remember?) He slept well that afternoon, and hunted well that night, and every night since.



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  • 1. Craig T. Adams  |  February 7, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Love it! Thank you again… and again!


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