The Land of Adaptations – p.2

May 24, 2012 at 7:03 pm 1 comment

The Twin Man looked at the Centaur and both heads smiled broadly. “Welcome, stranger,” said the left head, “…to our home,” finished the right.

“Many thanks,” said the Centaur, bowing low. “It is my first time in your country, and I wonder if you could tell me which game in these woods is best to hunt and roast? I will gladly share my meal.”

The head on the left said, “The double-breasted grouse is heavy with meat.” Then the head on the right shook in disagreement. “No, no, I much prefer the two-tailed hare, the flavor is better this time of year.”

The Twin Man continued to argue with himself as the Centaur looked on and laughed. A flock of grey geese flew overhead then, calling out their horn-like song, and the Centaur studied them carefully. They each had only one head, only two wings, two feet, and looked much like every goose he’d ever seen. He pointed up at them and asked, “Do those geese come from your land?”

The Twin Man looked up with both heads, and the right one answered, “No, my friend, they are migrating south from the fields beyond our borders, where the reaping of wheat is beginning now.”

The Centaur aimed up and quickly shot one, then another, and galloped off to fetch them from where they fell, calling over his shoulder, “I’ll be back with our supper, start us a fire!”

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  • 1. Craig T. Adams  |  May 24, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Thanks for reminding me. Time for dinner! Hungry! 🙂

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