Fun ! 2005
Della's students work - Vancouver
Colorful Snail by Young Rong
A long, long time ago Colorful Snail lived. His shell is
very, very beautiful, red, yellow, green and blue. He doesn't
know his age . His nickname is "Laggard" Every
other animal doesn't like him because they envy his snail
shell. Colorful Snail does not know why they don't like
him. He likes his neighbors.
Every day early in the morning Colorful Snail cleans the
streets. He is very slow but he likes his work and thinks
it is important. Everyone does not know how the streets
One day Baby Deer fell ill. The family and neighbors were
sad. They knew if they sought a magic grape Baby Deer could
be cured. Every animal loved the Baby Deer and wanted him
to be cured but they did not know where the Magic Grape
The animal village is gloomy, so at this time Colorful Snail
seeks the magic grape. For three days he walked slowly deep
on the forest path. He does not sleep or eat as he seeks
Baby Deers' cure.
At last he finds the Magic Grape Tree, but he is very sad
because the Magic Grape is very high. So he prayed, "
I want to reach Baby Deers cure, please."
Surprisingly he got a tail, which made it possible for him
to float. He is very happy, as he is able to float up and
get the Magic Grape.
He came back home and gave the Magic Grape to the Baby Deer.
Baby Deer was cured. All the animals were grateful. They
wanted to find out more about Colorful Snail. All the animals
found out when he left home he was going to clean the streets
because they were dirty. They didn't envy him any longer
but loved him. Maybe nowadays he has even more colors on
his shell. If you do something good one day you will meet
Story and drawing by Yong Rong
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