This is a story about 'how I used to believe that snake eat berries'
I lived and grew in countryside. My playground was the woods in my backyard and around the village. After school, my friends and I would go to the woods looking for some berries or fruits. We called in an adventure. One day, we explored the woods. I saw some red berries and picked them. Then an older kid in our group said,
Kid: “don’t eat those berries!” actually I didn’t want to eat it, but it’s pretty so I picked it.
Kid: “Because it’s snake food. If you eat these berries, you’ll become snake’s friend. At night, you’ll grow tail and scales in your body. In the morning you’ll become a snake.”
Me: “Really? How did you know it?” I was already horrified but still doubtful.
Kid: “My friend told me, he said his friend told him that his dad told him.”
So, an adult who told him then it might be true because an adult never told a lie. (Pffft, an adult never lie, how naive I was. Sometimes I want to shake the mini me. well, I was only 5 or 6 years old)
Kid: “You should stay away from this plant because if a snake found out you wants to steal their food, it will bite you.”
I quickly threw the berries and stayed away from the plant.
Another day, me and other younger kids went to the woods. We found the red berries. Other children curious about the berries and want to picked them. So, I acted as the older and knew it all said,
Me: “Don’t eat those berries!”
Me:”Because they are snake’s food……..” So the rumor about snakes that eat berries spread to all the children.
Since then, every time we saw strange looking red berries we would call them snake’s food and stayed away from them.
Moral lesson from the story: Don’t believe adults, they told lies