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Slowly, slowly, the snail lifted its slimy head. It trained its big, sad, watery eyes on us—and moaned. “Help me! ” it cried. ” Sheena screamed, and clutched my hand. I screamed back. ” “Kids! ” the snail moaned again. “Nooooooo! It’s talking! It’s talking! ” the snail scolded. “Stop screaming! ” Sheena and I both gasped. We both realized the snail wasn’t talking. It was Dr. D.! “I’m trapped. ” he choked out. “Can’t breathe. Get me out. ” Dr. ’s hand waved weakly from under the big snail. His fingers were dripping with the thick white slime.
Summer days were hot in the Caribbean. I started to get a headache. But I finally thought of something good to do to Sheena. I grabbed my snorkeling gear and pulled it on. I decided to sneak off and explore a little. Dr. D. wanted us to stay close to the boat. But he didn’t want to be disturbed. So snorkeling seemed like a good idea. Mask and snorkel in place, I started down the boat ladder. ” Sheena’s squeaky voice pierced my eardrums. She was always catching me doing something. ” she demanded.
The tiny room stood empty. ” Sheena cried. ” “Dr. ” I shouted. “Dr. ” No reply. Sheena’s chin quivered. I knew she was scared. It was impossible. But true. ” I cried. 12 A pang ripped through my stomach. Dr. D. had just —vanished! Sheena and I were alone in the middle of the sea! ” I asked softly. “Don’t panic,” Sheena said. But her voice shook. “Think. Where could he go? Know what? ” “A swim? ” I cried, my voice rising. “We probably would have seen him! Besides, since when does Dr. D. just go for a swim?