Of all the strange fish in the sea, Merton was one of the strangest. His eyes sat on the very top of his head, and his mouth was on the tip of his chin.
Because he was different, all the other fish would tease Merton and call him names. ‘Boggle eyes!’ ‘Wibble chin!’
To escape the teasing, Merton would swim away up to the surface. Here, he discovered that having eyes on top of your head could be very useful. For instance, he could watch the hungry seabirds without them noticing him… and he could watch the crabs scuttling about on the shore.
But today, Merton could see a big, smoke-belching monster coming towards him!