Dum and Yum were early cave
people and wandered far and wide to find food on the trees and bushes as they
were always hungry.
Dum stayed with Yum because she
had good eyes and a nose that could smell danger even though hers was a little
small…for a nose.
Dum only had one eye as his
brother had poked the other out when he was child so he needed Yum to hunt with
him and she also kept him warm at night.
Yum had gone on ahead and he
heard her calling when she disappeared over the sand hills, “Dum, Dum, come,
come,” she grunted and when he caught up she was already racing across the sand
towards a large body of water.
“See, see” she grunted as she
bent down at the water’s edge finding some creatures there.
“Yum, Yum,” he heard her say as
she prized open the shells and gobbled the contents down.
When he reached her squatting in
the shallows she tossed him a shell to try and he opened it and as he swallowed
he looked back at her and thought, “She is amazing for a woman.”