One year later, almost all the humans in the neighborhood of Lantern’s Waterfall were growing organically. The falls and pond had become almost totally herbicide and pesticide-free (Gene and Jenny tested them), and the surface of the pond sparkled and shone in the morning sun. Gene, Jenny, Emmanuel, and Major were relaxing by Edgar’s Rock, listening to the soothing sound of the clear, cascading waters.
All the other animal friends were enjoying themselves as well—Abigail diving for fish, Professor Pelican taking a nap, Slippery Frog swimming in the silky-feeling waters, Melvin and Hickory digging holes in the now-clean sandy shore, and, high in an oak tree, Princess Parrot telling Sammy Eagle,
“Communication is the key. When the animal and the human
friends work together, anything can happen!”