green spider

green spider

I spied a bright green spider, guarding her nest. Several others came to see what I was looking at, and they too admired this tiny creature.

Somebody took out a small tube and quickly captured the spider who ran to and fro in panic at being separated from her nest. He passed the tube round for all to admire this tiny, brilliant jewel of a creature.
Then he put it in his pocket.

There was a stunned silence.

"Hey! Aren't you going to put it back?"

"It's all in the name of Science", he said and smiled. After quickly showing me that his pack contained other prisoners besides mine, he turned to walk on.

I was angry. So angry that a few minutes later I caught up with him again.

"Please can I have my spider back," I said.

"What do you want it for?"

"To photograph it."

"And then what?"

"To set it free."

"Then you CAN'T have it back".

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Next time I find a green spider I won't tell anybody.