The Journey of Dandelion Snailrider

Day Fifteen: Journey's End!

From:       Dandelion Snailrider
To:         Mr. A--
Subject:    Day Fifteen: Finally at the Journey's End!
Date:       December 24, 2002

Dear Mr. A--,

Well, I have some wonderful news for you!  Today I arrived in Campbell, the
land of typhoons and haggis!  I took a few moments early this morning to visit
your home and have my photograph taken before going off to have my morning
sauna downtown.  Campbell is certainly one of the most intriguing places I
have ever been to, and I anticipate many long evening walks with you and your
family, exploring its sites and mysteries.

Sadly, I have to report that I was unable to bring the Alaskan salmon haggis
with me from Bakersfield.  My snail and I crossed a treacherous railroad
track, and with all of the shaking and uneven ground, the haggis rattled right
out of my hands!  It fell into a nearby creek, and before I knew what had
happened, the salmon haggis had spawned.  There were baby salmon haggis
swimming higgledy-piggledy all about the creek.  I tried to capture one so
that I could bring it to Campbell with me, but the hour was growing late and
my snail, as you know, is exceptionally slow.  I tried to impress upon the
Dread Snail Roberts the importance of haste, but I'm afraid we were never able
to travel faster than two feet per hour.

I worry dreadfully about the immature salmon haggis, swimming unprotected in
the waters of Southern California.  Perhaps, if there are emergency supplies
left over in Campbell, we may put them to good use and deliver them to the
salmon haggis of Southern California?  I am certain that this would be a
worthwhile use of your time; perhaps you could take three or four months off
work to attend to the situation.

Well, I must be off.  It has certainly been an interesting journey, as I am
sure you will agree. I shall see you this evening!  I look forward to enjoying
your lawn of subtle pleasures!

Most sincerely yours,

Sir Dandelion Snailrider, Esq.

Dandelion Reaches His Destination

Copyright ©2002 by Richard S. Crawford