I am leaping after flies when I land hard on the earth. I lie in the grass, gasping for air. Then two hands slide underneath me, and I am raised up. I prepare myself to be killed and eaten.
But no, I am gently lowered into the cool, refreshing water. I sink to the bottom of the river. Ahhhh…. I can breathe again! Boldly, I swim to the bank to thank the charming man for his kindness. “I will repay you,” I tell him.
I am sure that we will meet again.