How neatly spreads his claws
Now that the crocodile has surrounded himself with unsuspecting fish, he prepares to attack. He no longer needs to hide his true desires because the fish are too late to do anything to save themselves. This is to warn children that if they do follow the strangers who give them candy, no one can come to their rescue, and their situation could worsen terribly.
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