All the animals were moaning about man.
"So long as we have something he wants,"
Said Elephant , eyeing his ivories,
"he'll never leave us in peace."
"Correct." Crocodile scratched his scales.
"Ah-ha.".Antelope admired his legs.
"Right." Rhino rubbed his horn.
"Spoken -for - us - all," agreed an almost invisible voice.
The animals looked round. Who???
Then they looked down. What???
It was SNAIL speaking.
"What do YOU have that Man might want?
You're just shell and slime."
"But," said snail with a smile, " I have ... lots of time." )