Herman throughly enjoyed the radicchio that he’d been given after undergoing a careful examination by the guardian. It was a treat to thank him for putting up with being turned this way and that while the guardian got a closer look at his shell. Particular attention seemed to be paid to some ridges forming on the top. At least, that’s the impression he got from what she was muttering. It also sounded like this might be the last time he’d get to enjoy radicchio for a while. He wasn’t sure, of course, but weeds and flowers sounded like a pretty fair exchange.