A leap too far… nearly!!

submitted by San Anton School : Amy Bartolo, Juanita Galea  for 11-14
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It started off as an adventure, I wanted to explore so I leapt from my shallow well on one of the terraced fields leading to Ramla Valley. However the rain came down hard and strong and I ended up being carried from one water catchment to another. These areas were recently dug up to hold more water for irrigation. Some workers were too enthusiastic and they dug so close to the rubble walls that they collapsed, the prickly pear trees behind the walls that were also preventing soil erosion all ended up in the moving stream. I was fighting for my life, gulping and trying to reach safer grounds, but the moving water was too fast for me and then I saw the sea…..eeeeh!!! Salty water!! Then a pair of gentle hands lifted me up and carried me safely to a fresh water habitat higher up in the valley… Phew…

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