Richard G. Connors

(Wenonah, New Jersey)

Trial On The Beach

A man walked the beach and noticed a turtle coming in from the sea. He stopped and observed as it struggled ashore.
It seemed to be injured or sick, but he wasn't sure.
Suddenly turning to face him, and to his surprise, it spoke to him with a question which he could not ignore,
"How do you plead, creature, innocent or guilty?"
"Guilty of what," he responded, "I must know the charge?"
The turtle replies, "My cousins the fish and all things of the sea, are dying much faster than ever b

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