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Text (1): travel of a bean
I am a small broad bean. I left the vegetable market with my friends. First I came to a pot then I came to a plate. Then I was caught by a pair of chopsticks and put into a child’s mouth.
The child had two neat rows of teeth in his mouth. Many friends were chewed up by his teeth and mixed with saliva in his mouth. The child ate too fast. I haven’t been chewed and I moved, with the other chewed food into the esophagus.
I passed down the esophagus and came to the stomach. The stomach moves with peristalsis, secretes gastric juice and the food that was chewed turned into gunk. I turned in the stomach for a few hours, and I was still a good bean. Later, I went into the small intestine.
The small intestine is like a winding tube. It secretes a lot of intestinal fluid, bile, and pancreatic juices mixing with the gunk from the stomach. Many nutrients in the paste are absorbed by the intestinal wall, leaving some leftovers. I moved along in the small intestine, still a good bean, and followed the leftovers into the large intestine.
The large intestine excretes its product. I came out of the anus with the leftovers, leaving the large intestine. Just like that, I traveled in the child’s body for nothing.