I visited a mysterious old man at the place where he lived and worked. He told me a story then he shook my hand. I felt very strange.
I went outside of his house to clear my head. I saw a creature eating grass. It tried to butt me but when we made contact, it collapsed into a pile of cloth.
Nearby there was a family of fluffy creatures of a related species. They wandered toward me. I tried to pet them but the results were even stranger. The mother shrank into a miniature version of herself. The father became a severed human limb and the young one exploded!
This was awful! All I could think of was getting away from there. I found an animal that I thought could help. As soon as I tried to get on it, it disappeared and I found myself at the seaside.
I was disoriented and I staggered back, brushing against a mammal that had just emerged from the sea. It immediately dissolved into several pools of brown liquid that sank, foaming, into the sand.
I had to find the old man again. In my hurry I tripped over a different semi-aquatic mammal. It turned into a cake!
When I found the old man, he laughed at my distress. He snapped his fingers, said the word "uncouth," and everything was back to normal.
What on earth happened?