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Slowcoach

Slowcoach

Jimmy the snail was a very slow walker, A very slow eater, a very slow talker. It took him ten minutes to climb up a flower, And eating a leaf, that took him an hour! It really was lucky his house was his shell Or going to bed would take hours as well. When others said: “Jimmy, why are you …

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Sammy The Snail

It takes me a week to answer the door, A day and a half to cross the floor, If only I weren’t so terrible slow, I’d get there quicker, don’t you know? It takes me a month to go to bed, Crawl upstairs to rest my head, And if I go to post my mail, It takes a year, ‘cos …

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A Roaring Shame – Benita Sen

∼ Benita Sen

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How do snails walk?

A snail is a member of the mollusc family called a gastropod, word which means ‘stomach foot’, and this describes the snail very well. The foot on which the snial moves is also the base of its whole body, and the snail moves by expanding and contracting its muscles, just as we move our muscles. Because the snil’s body is …

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