Actually, it was an indirect request.

Our friend turned originally to my brother who gave it a short try and, not finding what was requested, decided to include me in the search. Though in his explanation of getting me to join in he referred to me as "the master finder" I'm sure that he knew that more than being an expert at finding things I was simply someone who, once I got the scent of something, kept up the hunt until I found my prey. Then again, that's an important quality in becoming adept at searching. Giving up may provide us with more time to deal with more pressing tasks, but it won't get us to the finish line. And if there's anything that contributes to becoming a "master finder" it's practice - so I was happy to get the opportunity to hone my searching skills on a task that others had apparently found difficult.

Go to: On finding a turtle's voice.