How would you like to find a snake in your bath? A
nasty one too!
We had just moved into a new house, which had been empty
for so long that everything was in a terrible mess. Anna and I decided we would
clean the bath first, so we set to, and turned on the tap.
Suddenly to my horror, a snake’s head appeared in
the plug-hole. Then out slithered the rest of his long thin body. He twisted
and turned on the slippery bottom of the bath, spitting and hissing at us.
For an instant I stood there quite paralysed. Then I
yelled for my husband, who luckily came running and killed the snake with the
handle of a broom. Anna, who was only three at the time, was quite interested
in the whole business. Indeed I had to pull her out of the way or she’d
probably have leant over the bath to get a better look!
We found out later that it was a black mamba, a
poisonous kind of snake. It had obviously been fast asleep, curled up at the
bottom of the nice warm water-pipe. It must have had an awful shock when the
cold water came trickling down! But nothing to the shock I got! Ever since then
I’ve always put the plug in firmly before running the bath water.
Pargraf pertama: abstract
ke dua: orientation
ke tiga: crisis
ke empat: incident
ke lima: coda