Mild Kingdom: Our Kind Animal Pals
Sept. 22, 1997
Stephanie Laland has taken that lead a step further, writing "
Here's one chapter:
"In 1975, a woman was shipwrecked in the waters off the coast of
"Then she saw a giant turtle swim toward her. Wildly, she clutched its shell and the turtle began to swim away with her. For two days, the turtle swam and towed her toward land, refusing to dive - which sea turtles do to hunt for food. The turtle gave up eating in its commitment to save the stranded woman's life.
"When she was finally picked up by a ship, the crew thought she had been clinging to an empty oil drum - until the 'drum' swam in circles and, seeing that she was all right, disappeared beneath the waves."