The Lucky Snake: What Happened Next?
18th January 2022
Authors and Illustrators 許晉維 何亭君 陳冠橞 孫筠婷 夏培藝
Story inspired by
The Lucky Snake on Story Meets Story
The Lucky Snake from What Lives in Your Imagination story collection
大大小小的碎石散落 一 地。
Many years after escaping from the rolling boulder, the fierce crocodiles, and the frightening bear, the little snake grew into an enormous snake with nine heads and colorful scales.
His body was longer than any river in the world. His mouths were so huge that he could swallow a mountain whole. He had mighty jaws to help him chew something hard, such as bones and trunks, easily.
Despite his monstrous appearance, the snake had a kind heart. He only ate dead animals and rotting trees. Sometimes he even helped weak animals bullied or attacked by large animals.
One day, when the snake slithered through a hill, he saw something familiar from the corner of his eye.
A BOULDER. COMING RIGHT DOWN THE HILL, ABOUT TO HIT HIM.
But this time he didn’t try to slither away.
The boulder hit the snake, but it was just like a pebble to him, so it didn’t even leave a scratch on his beautiful scales. He was in one piece. In contrast, the boulder cracked, lying on the ground in pieces.
What about the elephants? Where are they? You might want to ask.
Elephants had run away when they saw the snake’s gigantic body from miles away.
After injuring the boulder by accident, the snake slithered away from the hill. A few moments later he arrived at a river where lived a bunch of hungry crocodiles, and those crocodiles were chasing three bear cubs.
The snake lowered one of his nine heads to the surface of the river and told those crocodiles, “They are still kids. Leave them alone for now!”
The hunger made those crocodiles lose their mind. They shouted at the snake “GET OUT OF OUR WAY, OR WE’LL EAT YOU FIRST, AND EAT THOSE CUBS FOR DESSERT!”
The snake showed indifference to the crocodiles’ warning, so the crocodiles decided to attack the snake.
Could the crocodiles defeat the mighty nine-headed snake? Well, the crocodiles’ teeth all fell off after biting the snake’s diamond-like indestructible scales. They had no choice but to run away and cried out for doctors.
“Thank you for saving our lives, sir. You are so kind!” “May I ask your name? You look so big and strong,” one of the three cubs asked the snake.
“I don’t have a name,” the snake answered gently. “But there is a kind of creature called humans, they named me Lernaean Hydra.”