The adventures or Steve and Henry

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the animals It was very noisy in the rainforest. The birds sang their songs and the frogs croaked along too. A heavy dew on the leaves made everything wet. The monkeys jumped from branch to branch, testing each one to be sure they were safe. You must be careful out here in the rainforest. One false move and you could be attacked.
As brave and bold as he was, Henry was very out of place here in the rainforest. Always tripping on a root or walking into a web.
“You look lost,” I said humorously.
“Who said that?” asked Henry.
Slithering out of my hole in the tree I replied, “Hi, my name is Steve. What’s yours?”
“Look, I don’t want any trouble, just come out in the open so I can see who I’m talking to,” Henry said warily.
I slithered almost under Henry’s feet and said,” Hello there! What’s your name?” Henry looked down at the large tree python then fainted. “Oh dear, I hope he’s not dead!” I exclaimed. I asked a wart hog to drag Henry to my friend’s hangout.
“Savanna, come down here! I would like you to meet someone,” I yelled.
Savanna leaped out of the tree onto the ground and said, “Ugh! Steve, who did you find now?” Then Savanna froze at the sight of the unconscious human. “You brought a human to the rainforest! He will ruin it! Get him out of here!” Savanna yelled with fury.
“I didn’t bring him here. He came by himself. He got lost and when a introduced myself, he fainted,” I explained.
Savanna just became angrier.” You showed him we can talk! What if he tells others? What will happen to us if humans find out about us?”
“There is no way he is going to tell anyone. He can’t even find his way out to of here to save his life! He is going to stay here to help us with the things we animals cannot do,” I said. Then, the once asleep man started to move again. Savanna jumped back into her tree and watched him, ready to punch if she had to.
Henry began to talk with a slight stutter. “Where am I?” asked Henry.
“You are in the rainforest my friend,” I said cheerfully. “You fainted when I tried to talk to you. This, my friend Savanna. Say “Hi!” Savanna” The shy serval let out a low growl and lowered herself until she was unseen. “She’s kind of shy, but she’ll come around,” I said.
“I didn’t think animals could talk,” Henry said confused.
“We normally don’t talk to humans, but when we do it’s for a good reason,” I explained.
“Well, what’s the good reason then, and why me?” Henry asked.
“We need help to save the rainforest, and you were the first person I saw,” I said.
“How am I going to help you save the rainforest? I am only one man?” Henry asked.
“You may be one man but you are not alone. You have the rainforest animals on your side. You cannot do this without us and we cannot do this without you!” I explain in a very stern voice. Henry thought about this for a very long time.
“I’ll do it,” said Henry. I was very happy to hear this so I slithered up the tree that Savanna had been hiding in and told her the news. Even the shy cat came out in the open to thank the man. All the birds came to see the one who would save their home, including one very jumpy macaw named Pete.
Pete flew down and landed on Henry’s shoulder. Pete was very large for his species. He was twice the size of a normal macaw. The bird was so heavy, Henry could not support both of their weight. I thought it was really funny watching the man fall to the ground.
“My names Pete, Pete the parrot, at your service,” Pete explained. Henry sneezed and Pete flipped out. “WHAT WAS THAT?” Pete yelled in fright.
“Chill! I just sneezed! Nothing to be alarmed about, “ Henry explained.
“Ha! Ha! Ha! I’ve never laughed so hard in my life,“ I said. Then, all of a sudden, there was a loud crash in the distance and another and another, slowly getting closer. Henry, Pete, and I went to go see what the noise was. What we saw was just another reason why we needed Henry’s help. The loggers had started to cut down the trees. Birds were flying everywhere! Capybaras running for their lives and frogs were being crushed by falling trees. It was a disaster. “HEY, STOP! What are you doing? Why are you cutting down the trees?” Henry screamed.
“The people in the cities need wood for new houses and there is abundance of them here!” Vince said. “Hi, my name is Vince! Nice to meet you.”
“I would say the same if you weren’t cutting down the rainforest,” Henry said angrily.
Vince looked confused when Henry said it. “Why do you care what happens to the rainforest?”
“I care because you are killing animals in the process,” Henry said, getting angrier by the second.
“I still don’t understand! In my opinion, if the animals are not smart enough to get out of the way of the falling trees, they shouldn’t be alive to start with,” Vince stated.
“The trees falling on the animals is not the only reason! You are destroying their homes! Can’t you see that? With no trees, were will the animals go?” Henry said.
“To be honest with you Henry, I don’t care what happens to the animals! The only thing I care about is money and when I’m rich I won’t need to cut down your precious rainforest anymore.” Vince explained, “So, I suggest that you stay out of my way until that happens! Understood?”
“What will happen if I don’t?” Henry asked.
“You don’t want to find out,” Vince said with a smile on his face.
Vince walked back to the tent that he was staying in. Henry, Pete, and I went back to tell everyone what happened. The next morning the forest was unusually quiet. “Why aren’t the birds singing?” asked Henry.
“I was wondering the same thing,” I replied. “I don’t think I have ever heard the rainforest so quiet! It’s like all the animals are gone.”
“They can’t be gone, right?” Henry asked.
“I don’t know. Vince is a very formidable man, a deleterious man. He might have scared them deeper into the rainforest.” I explained. That’s when we realized that Savanna was gone. She was not in her usual treetop hideout. We went looking for hours but she was nowhere to be found.
“Where could she have gone? She couldn’t have gotten lost. She’s lived here her entire life. She knows the rainforest like the back of her paw.” Henry said, still thinking about Savanna’s whereabouts.
That’s when it hit me. “Vince!” I said.
“What?” Henry asked.
“Vince is the only one who could have taken her.” I said, “No animal could take Savanna! She’s a big cat, the top predator in the rainforest,” I explained. We then went back to the clearing where Vince had started cutting down the trees. Henry went into the tent hoping to find Vince while I kept a lookout from a safe spot in the tree. Then I heard yelling coming from the tent. I could only make out a few words but I’m still not 100% sure if those were the words I heard.
Henry burst out of the tent filled with rage. I slithered down from my vantage point to see what had happened in the tent. “What happened in there? Does he have Savanna? What did he tell you?” I said eagerly.
“He said he doesn’t have her but I know he’s lying. We are going to hide until night. If he leaves, we will follow! I have a feeling he’s going to lead us right to her,” Henry said.
“I like this plan,” I said. We waited for hours. We were just about to give up the hide out when Vince came out of his tent with a lantern. We followed him a good mile and a half before he stopped and crawled into a large hidden cave. We were right behind him. When we came to a huge opening, Vince put his lantern out and turned on a bright mechanic light that illuminated the whole cavern. What Henry and I saw was heart breaking. There were about 40 to 50 animals captured in the cave. From tree frogs, to capybaras, to a fellow tree python, like myself. Henry jumped out of hiding and swung at Vince. I slithered around to each cage and freed every animal, including Savanna and Pete. Pete and Savanna joined to fight Vince. After what seemed like forever, Vince was finally stopped. Henry tied him up with vines and set him up on a rock.
“Why did you trap all these animals Vince?” Henry asked, still breathing heavy from the fight.
“I was going to sell them on the black market to try and get rich so I could stop cutting down your precious trees,” Vince explained.
“You were never going to get away with this,” Henry told him. “This whole thing was feckless! You failed and now you are going to pay.”
For a laconic moment I almost felt bad for Vince.
“You aren’t nebulous you know! Someone will defeat you,” Vince said.
“We are going to divulge you for the man you really are,” Henry said.
Vince thought he could get rich by doing something bad. He got the antithesis of what he wanted. Who knows how much money he could have made with my aegis scales! Vince will never harm us again! He was left in the very cave he captured the animals in. We gave him all the food he’ll ever need. No one knows exactly what happened to Vince. For all we know, he could still be in that very same cage where he captured!

Submitted: November 14, 2016

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the animals It was very noisy in the rainforest. The birds sang their songs and the frogs croaked along too. A heavy dew on the leaves made everything wet. The monkeys jumped from branch to branch, testing each one to be sure they were safe. You must be careful out here in the rainforest. One false move and you could be attacked. 

As brave and bold as he was, Henry was very out of place here in the rainforest. Always tripping on a root or walking into a web.

 “You look lost,” I said humorously.

“Who said that?” asked Henry.

Slithering out of my hole in the tree I replied, “Hi, my name is Steve. What’s yours?”

“Look, I don’t want any trouble, just come out in the open so I can see who I’m talking to,” Henry said warily.

I slithered almost under Henry’s feet and said,” Hello there! What’s your name?” Henry looked down at the large tree python then fainted. “Oh dear, I hope he’s not dead!”  I exclaimed. I asked a wart hog to drag Henry to my friend’s hangout.

“Savanna, come down here! I would like you to meet someone,” I yelled.

Savanna leaped out of the tree onto the ground and said, “Ugh! Steve, who did you find now?”  Then Savanna froze at the sight of the unconscious human. “You brought a human to the rainforest! He will ruin it! Get him out of here!” Savanna yelled with fury.

“I didn’t bring him here. He came by himself.  He got lost and when a introduced myself, he fainted,” I explained.

Savanna just became angrier.” You showed him we can talk! What if he tells others? What will happen to us if humans find out about us?”

“There is no way he is going to tell anyone. He can’t even find his way out to of here to save his life! He is going to stay here to help us with the things we animals cannot do,” I said. Then, the once asleep man started to move again. Savanna jumped back into her tree and watched him, ready to punch if she had to.

Henry began to talk with a slight stutter. “Where am I?” asked Henry.

“You are in the rainforest my friend,” I said cheerfully. “You fainted when I tried to talk to you. This, my friend Savanna. Say “Hi!” Savanna” The shy serval let out a low growl and lowered herself until she was unseen. “She’s kind of shy, but she’ll come around,” I said.

“I didn’t think animals could talk,” Henry said confused.

“We normally don’t talk to humans, but when we do it’s for a good reason,” I explained.

“Well, what’s the good reason then, and why me?” Henry asked.

“We need help to save the rainforest, and you were the first person I saw,” I said.

“How am I going to help you save the rainforest? I am only one man?” Henry asked.

“You may be one man but you are not alone. You have the rainforest animals on your side. You cannot do this without us and we cannot do this without you!” I explain in a very stern voice. Henry thought about this for a very long time.

“I’ll do it,” said Henry. I was very happy to hear this so I slithered up the tree that Savanna had been hiding in and told her the news. Even the shy cat came out in the open to thank the man. All the birds came to see the one who would save their home, including one very jumpy macaw named Pete.

Pete flew down and landed on Henry’s shoulder. Pete was very large for his species.  He was twice the size of a normal macaw. The bird was so heavy, Henry could not support both of their weight. I thought it was really funny watching the man fall to the ground.

“My names Pete, Pete the parrot, at your service,” Pete explained.  Henry sneezed and Pete flipped out. “WHAT WAS THAT?” Pete yelled in fright.

“Chill! I just sneezed! Nothing to be alarmed about, “ Henry explained.

“Ha! Ha! Ha! I’ve never laughed so hard in my life,“ I said.  Then, all of a sudden, there was a loud crash in the distance and another and another, slowly getting closer. Henry, Pete, and I went to go see what the noise was. What we saw was just another reason why we needed Henry’s help. The loggers had started to cut down the trees.  Birds were flying everywhere! Capybaras running for their lives and frogs were being crushed by falling trees. It was a disaster. “HEY, STOP! What are you doing? Why are you cutting down the trees?” Henry screamed. 

“The people in the cities need wood for new houses and there is abundance of them here!” Vince said. “Hi, my name is Vince! Nice to meet you.”

“I would say the same if you weren’t cutting down the rainforest,” Henry said angrily.

Vince looked confused when Henry said it. “Why do you care what happens to the rainforest?”

“I care because you are killing animals in the process,” Henry said, getting angrier by the second.

“I still don’t understand! In my opinion, if the animals are not smart enough to get out of the way of the falling trees, they shouldn’t be alive to start with,” Vince stated.

“The trees falling on the animals is not the only reason!  You are destroying their homes! Can’t you see that? With no trees, were will the animals go?” Henry said.

“To be honest with you Henry, I don’t care what happens to the animals! The only thing I care about is money and when I’m rich I won’t need to cut down your precious rainforest anymore.”  Vince explained, “So, I suggest that you stay out of my way until that happens! Understood?”

“What will happen if I don’t?” Henry asked.

“You don’t want to find out,” Vince said with a smile on his face.

Vince walked back to the tent that he was staying in. Henry, Pete, and I went back to tell everyone what happened. The next morning the forest was unusually quiet. “Why aren’t the birds singing?” asked Henry.

“I was wondering the same thing,” I replied. “I don’t think I have ever heard the rainforest so quiet! It’s like all the animals are gone.”

“They can’t be gone, right?” Henry asked.

“I don’t know. Vince is a very formidable man, a deleterious man. He might have scared them deeper into the rainforest.” I explained. That’s when we realized that Savanna was gone. She was not in her usual treetop hideout. We went looking for hours but she was nowhere to be found.

“Where could she have gone? She couldn’t have gotten lost. She’s lived here her entire life. She knows the rainforest like the back of her paw.” Henry said, still thinking about Savanna’s whereabouts.

That’s when it hit me. “Vince!” I said.

“What?” Henry asked.

“Vince is the only one who could have taken her.” I said, “No animal could take Savanna! She’s a big cat, the top predator in the rainforest,” I explained. We then went back to the clearing where Vince had started cutting down the trees. Henry went into the tent hoping to find Vince while I kept a lookout from a safe spot in the tree. Then I heard yelling coming from the tent. I could only make out a few words but I’m still not 100% sure if those were the words I heard.

Henry burst out of the tent filled with rage. I slithered down from my vantage point to see what had happened in the tent. “What happened in there? Does he have Savanna? What did he tell you?” I said eagerly.

“He said he doesn’t have her but I know he’s lying. We are going to hide until night. If he leaves, we will follow! I have a feeling he’s going to lead us right to her,” Henry said.

“I like this plan,” I said. We waited for hours. We were just about to give up the hide out when Vince came out of his tent with a lantern. We followed him a good mile and a half before he stopped and crawled into a large hidden cave. We were right behind him. When we came to a huge opening, Vince put his lantern out and turned on a bright mechanic light that illuminated the whole cavern. What Henry and I saw was heart breaking. There were about 40 to 50 animals captured in the cave.  From tree frogs, to capybaras, to a fellow tree python, like myself. Henry jumped out of hiding and swung at Vince. I slithered around to each cage and freed every animal, including Savanna and Pete. Pete and Savanna joined to fight Vince. After what seemed like forever, Vince was finally stopped. Henry tied him up with vines and set him up on a rock.

“Why did you trap all these animals Vince?” Henry asked, still breathing heavy from the fight.

“I was going to sell them on the black market to try and get rich so I could stop cutting down your precious trees,” Vince explained.

“You were never going to get away with this,” Henry told him. “This whole thing was feckless! You failed and now you are going to pay.”

For a laconic moment I almost felt bad for Vince.

“You aren’t nebulous you know! Someone will defeat you,” Vince said.

“We are going to divulge you for the man you really are,” Henry said.

Vince thought he could get rich by doing something bad. He got the antithesis of what he wanted. Who knows how much money he could have made with my aegis scales! Vince will never harm us again! He was left in the very cave he captured the animals in. We gave him all the food he’ll ever need. No one knows exactly what happened to Vince.  For all we know, he could still be in that very same cage where he captured!


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