A Treasure in the Rough
One day I was cat fishing in my home town creek. Suddenly, I saw a few clams siting in the water as a fish swam by. I decided to pick the clams up. They were broken, but still I went further along the bank to search for more clams. I eventually found some healthy looking closed clams and opened them. I must have opened twenty clams before...
with a gasp, found a pearl! It didn't have the sheen that some pearls do but it was round and creamy. I shall always remember the find of a treasure in the rough.