Beyond the forest, at the edge of the swamp, a little red‐speckled ladybug crawled slowly up the stem of an orchid. Her name was Lydia, and she was looking for her lunch. Today lunch was to be tiny white aphids. Suddenly Lydia heard a loud buzzing sound above her head. She looked up to see a red scorpion fly hanging by his front legs from the top of the plant. He had a long, jointed tail that he had twisted into the shape of a hook to catch her and pull her up. Quickly, Lydia opened her wing🔒

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Rebecca M. Osborn is a member of Unami (Pa.) Meeting.

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