Essay on Chapter Six : Frozen On Time

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Frozen in Time
The next day was hot, so I dashed outside and ambled off down a shady, well worn path that dipped low and circled around the creek which had been dammed up to form a small swimming hole. I climbed up onto a small overhanging dock stretched out my arms, and dove deep into the cool water. I amused myself for a while and treaded water, swam laps, and bobbed around. Then, in the afternoon I marched off on sopping wet, slippery sandals back to the house and ate two peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwiches. After I had finished, I proceeded out and into the magnificent baobab tree chasm and emerged into a winter wonderland. I stood there briefly watching as sparkling silver snowflakes fell silently, settling on tree branches, and blanketing the earth. And then I took several steps out onto the hard packed bluish white snow and was suddenly face to face with a fifteen-foot giant Cyclops with one orb-shaped charcoal colored eye set in the middle of his forehead. Despite the cold, he was dressed in a petite sarong. "Please don 't hurt me." The Cyclops begged in a high pitch squeal cowering before me and covering his eye. "Hurt you?" I stammered, terrified and shivering, "No, I would never do anything like that." "Oh thank you, thank you, fine and merciful sir. My name is Argos and over there," I glanced over to where Argos was pointing and saw a little fairy with gleaming wings who was attempting to hide behind a spindly stick that was poking up…

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