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The Sea Snail

Their was a Sazaye (a sea snail with a very thick shell who can close himself off completely) who was living merrily on the ocean floor.
“How happy you must be to live in such a permanent home,” a passing fish noted. “For no one can hurt you while we fish are exposed to thousands of dangers.”
The other fish agreed and also praised the sazaye, praising his strong shell and his great home and the arrogant sazaye agreed with their praise.
Suddenly their heard an ominous murmur. Scared the fish all swam away as fast as they could and the Sazaye who wasn’t able to swim away remained in place and simply closed her lid fully expecting to be safe from danger. She felt her self being lifted however and after some time carefully opened her lid. She found herself no longer in the ocean but on a flat panel with other sazaye and pieces of wood with characters on them. She was in a fish shop with the price for each sazaye recorded on the small pieces of wood.
She waited anxiously to see how things would turn out and soon things got worse as someone bought her and then brought her home to cook for dinner. And so despite her pride and her dreamed of security even she came to a pathetic ending.