When Eraser and Rubba
returned from their travelling in the deep, she looked at Eraser with some
puzzlement. She wanted to know what was dangerous around, and what the most
frightening was in the surrounding environment. She noticed that Eraser was
afraid of some things, trying to keep off some unknown and aggressive ones.
harm, but the most dangerous among all of them are tiny, microscopic microbes,
which can’t be seen without magnification,” Eraser fell into a deep thought. He
wanted Rubba to understand him clearly, and he continued, “There are useful
microbes, which help to produce food, for example. Do
you know how bread is made,what makes
compost in the garden,how they turn milk into
cheese? Tiny living beings,
called microbes (or micro-organisms),
are responsible for all of these. Microbes are too small to see with our eyes,
so we have to use a microscope to look at them. Bacteria, viruses and some
fungi are all microbes.
think all microbes are hazardous,
and cause diseases like colds or
flu, most of them
are actually harmless and some are even useful.
are those, which destroy the body and make it a place for different diseases
that may cause even death. So, all kids should wash their hands before eating
and should not let the microbes inside their organisms.”
Rubba asked, “How do those microbes look like?”
You cannot make him out at all,
But many sanguine people hope
A hundred curious rows of teeth;
His never tufted tails with lots
Of lovely pink and purple spots,
All these have never yet been seen –
Oh! Let us never, never doubt
What nobody is sure about!