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How the Snake got its Long Body.

A myth submitted to the site by Rida Iqbal Khanyari (3F)

Saar, Bahrain

Many many moons ago, snakes did not look like as they do today. There body resembled as that of an eel.

One day a young black snake wanted to know what crocodiles eat. However, he could not figure out for himself, so he asked his friend the giraffe. “Do you know what crocodiles eat?”

“They eat leaves like me” replied the giraffe.

But the young black snake was not too sure. He went on to ask another friend, which was a zebra. “What do crocodiles eat?” he asked again.

“They eat grass like me” replied the zebra.

Again he was not too sure. His most cleaver friend came by, who was a hippopotamus. The young black snake asked his cleaver friend the same question.

“Ha…ha…ha…haaa, you don’t know what crocodiles eat”, she laughed.

“Er…… no”, he said “not really!”

“Why don’t you ask the crocodile yourself”, she replied.

The snake turned backed to ask the crocodile.

“No, I am just joking”, said the hippo but the snake was long gone and couldn’t hear the hippo.

“Mr. Crocodile what do you eat?” he muttered.

“What” replied the crocodile. “Come closer” he said.
“What……..What………..
What do…………..
Come closer” again said the crocodile.

And the crocodile snapped the snake. The giraffe, zebra and the hippo ran towards the snake and tried to pull him out of the crocodile’s ferocious mouth. But the snake just became longer and longer and longer.

And that is how the snake came to be like that.

By Rida Iqbal Khanyari (3F)
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