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Young Story Writer entry, “Little Jimmy Snail” by Ross Dunlop - Al Fresco Holidays

We love a happy ending, take a look at our entry of the day for our Young Story Writer competition from Ross Dunlop about a little snail searching for a home -

One day Jimmy the Snail was crossing the Patio, when he heard Swifty the Swift singing from her nest. He looked up and saw how happy Swifty was in her nest, all cosy and warm.

He thought to himself how nice it must be to have such a snug little home, and wished he too could have the same.

He called out to Swifty, “Excuse me Swifty, I’ve a dream, and I was looking at your wonderful nest, and I was wondering if you could tell me where I could find such a lovely home?”

Swifty looked down at Jimmy sitting sadly on the Patio, and replied. “Jimmy, the answer to your dream is behind you.”

Jimmy turned around to see his new home, but there was no home to be seen! Jimmy felt sad, and continued his journey across the Patio.

Then he spotted Matilda the Duck nesting by the garden Pond. Again Jimmy wished he too could have such a cosy home to live in!

He called out to Matilda, “Excuse me Matilda, I’ve a dream, and I was looking at your wonderful nest, and I was wondering if you could tell me where I could find such a lovely home?”

Matilda looked at Jimmy sitting sadly on the Patio, and replied. “Jimmy, the answer to your dream is right here. Look into the water.”

Jimmy looked into the water and saw his reflection, and what did he see, but his home – Behind him!

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