The man looked at the bowl of soup in front of him with suspicion. He had just asked his wife if she had poisoned it, but she had refused to answer. Now he was starting to feel sick. His stomach was churning and his head was pounding. He knew he had to do something, but he was afraid to move. He didn’t want to startle the snake that he was sure was lurking under his bed.

He slowly reached for his phone and dialed 911. As he waited for the police to arrive, he tried to focus on his breathing. He took deep, slow breaths in and out. He told himself that he was going to be okay.

The police arrived a few minutes later. They took one look at the man and knew that something was wrong. He was pale and sweating, and his eyes were wide with fear. The police asked the man what had happened, and he told them about the soup.

The police went into the bedroom and looked under the bed. Sure enough, there was a rattlesnake coiled up there. The police carefully removed the snake and took it away.

The man was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for his injuries. He made a full recovery, but he was never the same after that day. He was always afraid that he was going to be poisoned again.

The police never found out who poisoned the man’s soup. They suspected that it was his wife, but she denied it. She said that she had no reason to want to hurt her husband.

The man and his wife eventually divorced. He never remarried, and he never lived in that house again. He was too afraid of the snake that had almost killed him.

About Mandy Lender

Mandy Lender, MD is an author, physician, public speaker, volunteer and adventurer. He published two books and two more books are in progress. Links: www.mandylender.com www.google.com/+MandyLenderMasterAttractor www.karkinosfarm.com www.visionofhabakkuk.com
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