Vaster than empires and more slow slides the Great Snail.
When the Snail first came no tale tells. Since time immemorial our people have recorded its presence and measured its speed.
It has moved closer to our village by two inches each year. In the time of our children, or our children's children, it will finally engulf us and our way of life.
Or perhaps it will change its course and avoid us.
Who can say?
We bend to the will of the gods in this as in all things.