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The Cricketary Tales of Jeffrey Jawser
Home | Table of Contents | Translator with Jeffrey | PROLOGUE | The Locusts on Migration | Migration: Page Two | Migration: Page Three | Migration: Page Four | The Poet's Introduction | Intro: Page Two | Intro: Page Three | Intro: Page Four | Intro: Page Five | Intro: Page Six | Intro: Page Seven | Intro: Page Eight | Intro: Page Nine | Intro: Page Ten | Intro: Page Eleven | Intro: Page Twelve | Intro: Page Thirteen | The Bison's Tale | Bison: Page Two | Bison: Page Three | Bison: Page Four | The Serpent's Tale | Serpent: Page Two | Serpent: Page Three | Serpent: Page Four | Serpent: Page Five | The Salmon's Tale | Salmon: Page Two | Salmon: Page Three | A Whale of a Tale | Whale: Page Two | Whale: Page Three | Whale: Page Four | Whale: Page Five | Whale: Page Six | Whale: Page Seven | Whale: Page Eight | Whale: Page Nine | The Hummingbird's Tale | Hummingbird: Page Two | Hummingbird: Page Three | Hummingbird: Page Four | Hummingbird: Page Five | Hummingbird: Page Six | The Tern's Tale | Tern: Page Two | Tern: Page Three | Tern: Page Four | Contact the Author
Serpent: Page Five


Woodin was killed by a wolf enormous,
And Thor, as I have already explained,
Fighting against the serpent stupendous,
Was poisoned by venom and all blood-stained.

Poisoned by Venom

But in this death-fight the SNAKE'S life was drained.
Thor killed the serpent in that dreadful fray,
But fell dead himself as he walked away.


So, birds and beasts, this is my tale's end,
And so I bite the bison in the rear.
Know now that all animals can depend
On the SERPENT who of man has no fear.
For Thor was one with man and was his dear.
Now please grant - since snake I did eulogize -
To serpent in our speech contest first prize!

First Prize for Best Tale!