The postman came and the postman went, was there mail in the box that someone had sent? I bent down low to take a good look, hoping I would see my longed-for book. But in the letterbox were slugs and a snail that had chewed their way right through my mail! Scraps of paper were all that remained with original letters all matted and stained! My book wasn't there, I was much relieved, if that had been chewed I would have been peeved. So I continue to wait for my Epic Tale, with a new understanding of the old snail mail!