In the Rainforest At Last (episode 3)

Updated: Jun 18


"Out in the rainforest after weeks in the window. This is not what I expected," Ruff says.


"Yessss, indeed," Huggy says. "So many branches!"


Ruff says, "And so many smells: there's decay in the duff; mushrooms in this log; browning rhododendron flowers on the ground and a certain odor of jasmine in the air."


"Ruff, Are you sure you're using that colon and the semi-colons correctly?" asks Huggy.


"Certain! And just as certain that someone will tell me if I've writ them wrong." Ruff says.


"Always somebody ready to write a wrong, eh?"


"That's what friends are for," Ruff says.


"What else do you smell out here," Huggy asks.




"Wait, is this a truffle I smell before me?"


"Naw," Huggy says.


Ruff says, "I don't gnaw until I'm sure of the fungus."


Huggy says, "I meant . . . oh well."


"I know you meant well," Ruff says, "But you can die from gnawing the wrong fungus."


Huggy just shakes his head. After a moment he says, "You know? That fungus looks a lot like a turd."


"No sir" Ruff says, getting up on his hind legs for emphasis. "This is a turd."












"I believe I'll go find a branch to swing from," Huggy says.














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