I walked for what must have been a long time -- my mind and feet both wandering down some unusual and different path-- and when I began to think again in my accustomed way, I realized that I had somehow become lost.
Certainly this had never happened before!
I did not recognize anything! Where had these strange cliffs and rocks come from?
And though the water was exceptionally clear and transparent, the colors of everything were off--somehow peculiar and unnatural.
I looked about me with growing curiosity and even a little fear.
"Where ARE you, Constable Crab, and WHAT on earth is going on?" I thought to myself--when suddenly I saw something bright and shining on the rocks ahead of me.