|STORM-TOSSED TREE ROOTS...|
|...EVOKING TALES OF THE HORRIBLE KRAKEN...|
|THAT ATTACKED VIKING LONG BOATS AND DEVOURED THEIR CREWS|
We never know what we will find washed up on the beach after a storm. This storm tossed driftwood root system, as smooth as if it had been carefully sandpapered and about ten feet in diameter, was a dead ringer for a giant octopus, and evoked ancient tales of Norse seamen battling the terrible Kraken as it rose up from the deep to devour them.
Maybe it spooked Buddy, maybe not, but in any case he went AWOL for about an hour, and almost missed his ride home, and his supper.