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A Friend is Rescued
The rain continues and the waters rise. Zam is far out on the open plains and there is little in the way of high ground. He searches the horizon, there is a rock jutting up out of the ground a short distance away, but he realizes that will soon be under the flood waters.
He needs to head towards the mountain range, and fast. As Zam begins to turn toward the mountains, something on the rock moves. There is an animal trapped by the rising water. He looks towards the mountains, his chance of making it to the safety of the mountains is very small at this point, stopping to rescue an animal may ensure he will not survive this flood.
Zam hesitates a moment, turns, and begins wading through the increasingly difficult current of the flood waters back towards the rock. As Zam nears the rock, he see's that it is a fox, it's wet fur plastered against it's body.
Zam pushes through the water towards the rock, guilt washing over him that he had hesitated for even a moment to rescue the trapped creature. He reaches the rock and realization strikes Zam like a thunderbolt. It is his fox, his friend.
The fox knows Zam immediately and the moment Zam reaches his arms out the fox jumps to the safety of his friends arms. Zam wastes no time and turns towards the mountain range. The water is already above his knees. He hugs his friend tightly, lowers his head and pushes against the rain.
- March 21, 2013
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