It seems like a joke, but the last sentence is hard to understand.
Smile, Please! (~200 words)
One day, when Henry was working in a restaurant, a snake suddenly appeared and bit his hand.
A few days earlier, the snake arrived from Asia in a box of bananas. It climbed out and hid somewhere.
“I was trying to pick it up when it bit me again. I threw it across the kitchen, and it landed on a table.”
While the snake was lying on the table, Henry quickly picked up his mobile phone and took a photo with it. Then the snake hid behind the fridge.
When Henry was trying to find the snake, his hand began to hurt badly. He hurried to hospital. As the doctors were checking him, the pain got worse. But they could not help him because they did not know what kind of snake bit him.
As he was lying there in great pain, Henry suddenly remembered the photo. The doctors sent the photo to a zoo. As soon as they learnt what kind of snake bit him, they gave Henry the right medicine, and he left hospital the next day.
“So if a snake bites you, take out your mobile phone or camera. Take its photo, and show the photo to the doctors,” suggests Henry. “But as you know, the snake won't smile!”
- Is the last sentence Henry said?
- What does the last sentence mean?
- What does the passage mainly tell us?