book "The Little Snake's
Journey Through the Namib Desert" Published by
Aaron Rörich from Swakopmund.
was nowhere to hide, when we saw this large bird circling
over our heads. We knew we were in very serious trouble. So,
we tried to make ourselves invisible by curling up and
pretending that we were rocks.” hissed Sweety.
“We were very scared!”
“But, Patricia saved us.”
hissed Sweety from behind the rock.
two friends seemed amused by this comment. Charlie
“Suddenly, just when we
thought it was all over, there was this great big shadow
over us. We looked up and saw a big wooly cloud hanging low
over us. It was Patricia, the old granny sheep.”
eyes are very bad, and she did not realize that she was
standing right over us” commented Sweety with a hiss.“ But,
she saved us from the big bird.”
“Patricia was the
loveliest animal we met so far” said Sally, more to herself
than to anybody specific. She continued:
“Patricia had gentle eyes
and a deep voice. She was always smiling, and it seemed as
if the whole world was colored pink when
she talked to you.
Her best friend was old Scraggy, the ostrich”
“All three of us got onto Scraggy’s
back, and she carried us all the way down to the beach.”
“And in the distance we could still
see the horrible bird that wanted to eat us” said