We're introduced to a flowerbed; a married couple wanders
past the flowerbed, reflecting on the past; a snail struggles slowly through
Before the snail can reach a decision about how to best
proceed through the dirt, two men (one young, one senile) wander past. Two
women (one fat, one thin) follow the men at some distance, taking keen notice
of the senile man's eccentric behaviors. The snail proceeds beneath the great
brown tent of the leaf. While the snail is still beneath the leaf, a young
couple comes along and soon wanders off for their tea.
The perspective of the narrative zooms out from these
individual figures to consider the whole of the scene. Yep, that's it. No alien
invasion, snail-zombie apocalypse, or any crazy plot twist for that matter; just
a peaceful summer day in a beautiful garden.