07 October 2005
We Didn't Have a Better Explanation
The turtle had a crack in its shell that made the Earth tilt slightly. If the crack got any bigger the tilt would cause major stress on the planet. Most of us retreated to the shelter of our houses. We sent a team of veterinarians, outfitted with shell repair equipment, over the edge of the Earth. They descended on ropes to the damaged shell. After a long tense wait they radioed back that the crack was repairable. We were overjoyed. We emerged from our houses and slowly greeted each other with solemnity. Our world was saved. We would plod on.