“What’s the difference, teacher?”
“Well, some animals can’t ‘amble’. A snake, for instance, or an ant. It’s a kind of walking that’s slow and loose and hasn’t got any destination, necessarily. Some animals often amble — like a giraffe, a horse, a cow. A sheep could, but probably doesn’t.”
“Why snake can’t amble?”
“C’mon Rahim, that’s just silly. You can figure that out.”
“Rahim, a snake can’t walk,” whispers helpful Korean girl.
“Oh, right. My bad! But ant can walk. Why can’t ant amble?”
“It’s not their nature. They have these little short legs, they move very fast all the time and they always have a reason to go somewhere.”
“That’s true, teacher. Can you amble?”