How Rubba wanted to know what made danger for humans and creatures on the Earth

Sophya Romanenko, Клуб “TAMRA”.

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.

“Of course, there are enemies, which can do
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.
you know how bread is made
,what makes
compost in the garden
,how they turn milk into
cheese? Tiny living
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.
Although you may
think all microbes are
and cause diseases like colds
flu, most
of them
are actually harmless and some are even useful.
You want to know what microbes do harm; they
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?”

The microbe is so very small
You cannot make him out at all,
But many sanguine people hope 
To see him through a microscope. His jointed tongue that lies beneath
A hundred curious rows of teeth;
His never tufted tails with lots
Of lovely pink and purple spots,
On each of which a pattern stands,
Composed of forty separate bands;
His eyebrows of a tender green;
All these have never yet been seen – 
But Scientists, who ought to know, 
Assure us that they must be so….
Oh! Let us never, never doubt
What nobody is sure about!

Eraser was very proud of his knowledge as for microbes, because he recited a rhyme about a microbe, which was written by a British poet Edward Lear. Rubba was pleased with his answer, because she was romantic and liked the rhythm of what Eraser transformed into her center of processing the information. She told him that they are not afraid of any aliens, because they have all means of protection if any danger. Retold and created by Sophya Romanenko, 15 years of age, school №9.
The story is true, a real his-s-s-s-s-s-tory


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