But! At exactly thirteen and one-half minutes past ten o’clock on that same morning, the entire situation changed!
Because, that was the exact minute, the precise time, the historic moment when Algernon discovered Chocolate-Covered-Ants!
Someone, I don’t know who had left a full jar of chocolate covered ants in Algernon’s backyard. Someone – it could have been anyone – left that jar with a partially opened lid, just waiting to be pried off by a long, sticky, anteater tongue.
Whoever that someone was, they were most careless, and that someone will go down in anteater history as either the most blessed or most cursed, depending on the point of view.
You see, it all depends on the way one looks at the situation because finding that jar of chocolate covered ants changed Algernon’s life completely forevermore.