The scenery was whitewashed momentarily and the cacophonous shrills of the city faded to a whisper. A pale green butterfly floated jerkily at the periphery of her vision and disappeared. Janice was leaning forward to take a closer look at the small tattoo on the nape of the boy’s tanned slender neck where the glossy black hair tapered into a soft curve. The tattoo was a peculiar ornate design of a red and black snake devouring itself by the tail. The engorged jowls of the snake extended around the gills, out of which protruded curved fangs or feelers. As Janice watched the snake began to swell, rippling over the surface of the boy’s skin, then suddenly it lurched and her surroundings contracted upon her diabolically throwing her off balance. She fell back and fainted.