Today’s plot is so complex I believe it requires a diagram.
Observant readers will clearly see the high-tension cable flinging human and attached crocodile into the air.
Those of an artistic bent will see much more. The billabong (that’s Australian for “pond”) has the characteristic Australian greenish hue, while the eucalyptus is the kind that turns pink in summer (overseas readers may not believe it, but there are some on my street*).
The narrator is coloured purple to represent the many colours of multicultural Australia. He and the crocodile both have blue eyes, which represents man’s close relationship to nature, and our global responsibility toward our planet.
The crocodile’s red teeth represent blood and gore as he clamps down on the narrator’s leg.
*Okay, they’re mostly white.