Scene: A very rainy Sunday afternoon --dark, gloomy, and wet. A young teenage boy and his mother arrive home by car and get out, hurrying in the rain.
Mother: My, that pond water sure is high. I wonder if something is blocking the overflow pipe.
Boy: I'll go check.
As the boy walks past the pond to look at the overflow drain, the mother unlocks the front door.
Boy (yelling): Trapped fish! Trapped fish!
Mother (now in the house, looking for an umbrella): What do you mean? Is there a fish in the overflow pipe?
Boy: No, the pipe is fine. A fish is trapped in the pond!
Mother (grabbing umbrella and hurrying outside): What are you talking about?!
Boy: Look, it's Daphne and she's stuck under a rock.
Both stand at edge of pond and look down. A big yellow tail is sticking out from under a tiny opening under a rock.
Mother: Are you sure she's stuck? Maybe she's just hanging out there.
Boy: No, she's stuck. I can't get her to move.
Mother: Maybe she's dead and her body got stuck there.
Boy: No, her tail is moving back and forth. I'm going in to save her!
Mother: Good heavens, you'll freeze to death! Can't you just stick your hand down there and pull her out?
Boy (putting hand in the hand and quickly pulling it out again): It's too cold to even stick my hand down there!
Mother: We have some long thick plastic gloves somewhere. Let me see if I can find them.
Mother looks in various places in the house for the gloves while the boy stays with the fish.
Boy (calling to Mother): I don't think I should pull her out; it might hurt her.
Just as mother is getting exasperated at not finding the gloves and not knowing how to rescue the fish she hears another cry from the boy.
Boy: She's out! She got out! Daphne is saved!!
Mother runs out to see Daphne swimming all round the pool, appearing to be quite happy to have escaped the rock.
Mother: What happened? How did she get out?
Boy: I don't know; she just suddenly was out and swimming around.
Both stand together in the steady rain and watch the fish, who is quite fat and a bright yellow.
Mother: We haven't seen her all winter and now she suddenly appears with all this drama?
Mother: Well, you might want to take a shower since you're all wet and cold.
As they leave the pond and enter the house the Boy rubs his wet, cold hands on his mother's neck.
Boy: That's okay. I'm all clean now. But you've got fish pee on you.
Mother: Oh, great.