The Journey of Dandelion Snailrider

Day 8: Thailand

From:       Dandelion Snailrider
To:         Mr. A--
Subject:    Day 8: Conversations with Elephants
Date:       December 17, 2002

Dear Mr. A--,

Well, Moscow was certainly an interesting place! 
However, I found that it was a bit chilly for my
tastes, and so, of course, I had to move on, leaving
behind the young ones Ivan, Boris, and Dandelion
behind.  Our parting was joyful indeed!

It was a slow journey from Moscow to my next
destination.  The Dread Snail Roberts, even with his
new name and his strong constitution (fortified by a
rare Muscovite vegetarian mushroom haggis), he was
still quite slow.  Slower than usual, in fact: we
didn't make it any further than Thailand.

Once in Thailand, I set about searching for a sign
post like the one I found at the North Pole which
would show me the distance to various places.  The
directions that my friends in Moscow gave me told me
to take a left in Sri Lanka, but I believe I may have
taken a wrong turn.

Attached is a photograph of myself at a local elephant
camp.  Did you know that they have these in Thailand? 
It turns out that they have clever animal camps for
all sorts of creatures, including elephants, macaques,
and certain mollusks.  Sadly, Patagonian warrior
snails are not among that list, so the Dread Snail
Roberts is understandably a bit miffed.  However, it
occurs to me that perhaps the majority of the slugs
and other invertebrates invading Campbell may be sent
to Thailand  for re-education.  At any rate, I engaged
this friendly elephant rider in conversation, and he
gave me directions from Thailand to Sri Lanka, from
where I can easily get to Campbell!

I do hope you're doing well.  It's been quite an
interesting trip!  I hope I can arrive in Campbell in
time for Christmas!

Sincerely yours,

Dandelion Snailrider

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