Thursday, August 2, 2012


Saralina pressed one of the orange buttons underneath the row of books her art book was in (every book has one of its own buttons) labeled ART, and only the glass covering her book slid to the side so she could grab it. She slid on a pair of gloves that were in a small, round compartment and then carefully took the book out. Even though these books were brand-new to our school, they were actually very old. In fact, all books in the book office are so old we have to wear gloves whenever we are handling them. While Saralina went to tell Miss Lshit she had picked out a book, I turned back to examining the titles. Suddenly, I gasped, startling Bridget, who was just reaching out to press one of the orange buttons. I grabbed gloves, and then retrieved a book from inside the dome and walked to the nearest table where a group of students were reading, and sat down. I opened the book with “All You Need to Know about Mongoes” as its heading and turned to the table of contents. My eyes were drawn to the fifth chapter, which said “Weaknesses of the Mongoe”. I had not thought mongoes had any weakness, so this interested me. I flipped the pages until I got to page 104, and started reading. Mongoes’ habitats are usually in volcanic areas. Mongoes seem to be especially drawn to Mount Niphmore, which is nicknamed ‘Mongoe Flowing’. More than a hundred thousand mongoes live there. They like it there because of the extreme heat. (The only reason mongoes leave the warmth of the volcanoes, is because they are driven out. This hardly ever happens, however, because mongoes can put up quite a fight, and most people are frightened of them.) The main weakness of the mongoe is the opposite of what it is used to: extreme cold. If you ever get attacked by a mongoe, get something really cold and throw it at the mongoe. If you hit it a few times, it should eventually go away. If that does not work, the best thing to do is not to move at all or make any sound. The mongoe will wait for you to give any sign that you are frightened or angry, and then it will attack. If you show no emotion, it will either attack only out of frustration (or hunger), or go away in search of a more fearful prey. Your best chance is, again, to stay still and noiseless.

1 comment:

  1. I think the library scene is my favorite so far.
    - Brenna