381. lost and found

the tortoise came home one day to find mrs tortoise crying.

“what is wrong?” he asked.

it was a long time before she answered, “my sister.”

he knew what had happened.

“let’s go for a walk,” he said.

they walked around the lake. in its waters, they saw the reflection of the moon.

mrs tortoise stared into the reflection and said, “it is hard for tortoises. the world moves so fast, and we are so slow. it is not even safe in our shells. but what can we do?”

high above them, the moon replied, “start a fund.”