Lily kept hopping as fast as she could until she realised that the snake was no longer following her. She stopped to take in her surroundings and noticed that she was in an area that she didn't recognize. She was lost and she knew it. Lily started to cry.
Lily knew the answer right away. She thought about it while she crossed the pond. In her head she re-wrote the question like this so it would make more sense...
After Lily crossed the pond, she saw her house, but something didn't look right. There was no one out side, and the house looked deserted. Lily went to the door and opened it slowly. Inside she saw the reason the house looked so deserted. Lily's parents and siblings were tied to chairs with gags over their mouths, and someone was robbing the house! Lily quickly sprang into action and jumped onto the thief, but she wasn't quick enough. The robber had her pinned down in a second.
"I will only let you and your family go if you can answer this integer question", he sneered.
Lily thought, and thought, and thought, but she just couldn't remember anything about adding and subtracting integers. Then, out of the corner of her eye she saw her mom trying to silently explain it to her. She understood just enough to figure out the answer, by re-writing the question so that it made more sense.
"No, you figured out the answer", he wailed as he left.
After that day, Lily's family treated her like a hero, and her brothers and sisters appreciated her. Lily was finally happy, and she never had to go and search for food ever again.