Chapter Four. Selling a Retrospective


“Who? Who?” Owl asked as he peered down from his porch. “Oh, it’s you, Beaver. Where are you going?”

Beaver stopped short and looked up into the tree to answer Owl. “It’s not where I’m going, it’s where I’ve been. I was visiting the Alligator Alliance. I tried to sell them on the idea of building a new swamp.”

Curious to know more, Owl asked, “How did your meeting go?”

“I tried to use my best engineering logic,” replied Beaver. “I showed the alligators exactly where the humans have changed the water flow just upstream from their swamp. I included water-flow measurements, calculations, hydro-dynamic projections, ...

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