Light in the of city of Shellbatorn

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic


This story is about a young boy how has ideas that one day he will invent a light, and his mother believes that he is crazy and decides to chase him away from his home

Submitted: July 29, 2018

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Gill Italy was the last born in his family, he was said to be a stupid boy because of his non-working inventions. Gill was very kind and an optimist no matter what situation it was. Gill had it in himself that one day one day will be the world’s biggest and successful inventor. Gill would spend a lot of time trying to invent something, but with no success all he needed was support from his parents. Gill loved his mother despite all the things she did to her. Gill’s mother always shouted at him because he was lazy to do his chores at home, much of his time was spent in his room working. Gill tried to make remote control car but without success. At school teachers started to shout at him because he was too lazy to do his works and was always somnolent because he spent his night on inventions. His sisters always laughed at his unsuccessful inventions but his father told them to stop laughing. Leaners started to laugh and tantalised him as he started to wear rags at school because his mother said that she will not waste her money buying a senseless boy a uniform. Gill never lost hope in inventing a remote car but his biggest dream was to invent light in the city of shellbatorn. His mother would take his stuff and take them away from the house, because she said that his inventions were useless and waste of time. Gills family was very indigent and his father left him with a cow after his death two months ago and things started to be very difficult in his family financially. This cow that his father left him with was very useless because it was very old to be eaten or do any other activities. Gill was a zoophilist and when his mother kicked him out of the house because of his stupid ideas he would sleep with his cow that his father left him with. Gill would listen to the birds singing and fall asleep. Gill believed that animals had a unique way of communicating to human beings. The next day Gill was walking with cow talking to it telling the cow about his inventions because the cow was the only one who could listen to him. As they were walking to the river they heard a cry for help. It was the cat and it’s kittens drowning in the river probably someone deserted them. Quickly Gill told the cow to thrust the tree into the water the cow did as told and Gill was amazed that it did listen to him, and the cats climbed over the tree and Gill want to rescue them. Gill took the cat and the kittens back home. When reached home exited to tell his mother about everything his mother was not happy at all about what he said and considered him as more crazy than she though. Gill’s mother said that they cannot afford feed him and the cats so he must choose if whether he leaves the home and the cats get to stay or the cats leave and he stays, Gill did not want to leave home nor the cats to leave. So his mother threw him out of the house that night with nowhere to go, also his sisters were in favour of their mother. Later that night Gill left his home he was scared of night and was crying all the way. The cow bowed before him so that he can climb over and ride. Gill climbed the cow and went to the forest with his cats. Gill fell asleep while riding a cow, when they reached the forest the animals covered him in leaves, the birds sang his favourite song and the lions slept next to him for his protection. The next morning when Gill was waking up the monkeys had prepared him the most delicious breakfast that he has ever ate in his lifetime. After the breakfast Gill decided to engage to a journey alone where he will learn a way to communicate with animals, because they heard him when speaking but he did not hear them when they speak to him. Gill left the animals and walked on a journey for 30 days but with no answers, until he felt asleep and man found him. Gill slept for 2 days and when he woke up a strange man was staring at him, the man gave him water and food. When Gill was about to tell the man about everything that has happened, the man said stop I know everything. Gill said that do you think that I am stupid, the man said that no you are not. Gill said to the man do you know all the answers about all my problems, the man said no, Gill seemed upset. the man said don’t be upset my boy the answers for all your questions are in you. Gill was very surprised because he knew nothing. The man said I know you do not have the answers yet, but you need to know who are you first. Gill said that I am like everyone else the only thing is that I am stupid. The man said that no no no you are not stupid at all, and you are not like everybody else, you have a gift from God of talking to animals and the man said that now go. When Gill was about to leave he said that who are you first, the man said I am me, Gill said who is me and me said me is you and you are me. Gill did not understand what the man meant, and he left the house. Gill sat down and he found all the answers. So then he went back to all the animals. He tried to invent the light bulb, he told all the animals to find all the possible things that they might find to make the bulb. The monkey came with a wire, the wire came with a bulb and the snake came with a glass. Still he was not able to make light, then the cat bought the insulator tape and the light was produced. It was the first successful invention that he has ever invented, and no one has seen light in the lives. He was also able to make remote control car with the help of animals, from that day upwards he decided to work with animals. Gill went back to the city with the animals, he was riding an elephant and the monkeys on the side holding light bulbs. Before he even reached the city people saw the bright thing at night that they have never seen in their lives, they were even more surprised when they saw him. From that night there was light in the city and people thanked him and asked for forgiveness for all the bad things they have ever done to him. Gill went home to see his mother and his mother was laying on the bed she was blind and very sick, the moment he walked into the room his mother smelt his scent and shouted Gill! Please forgive me. Gill came closer to the bed and touched her mother and said I forgive you. The very first moment he forgave her she was back to her sight and no longer sick. Her mother and his sisters asked for forgiveness and told him to come back home but he refused. he gave them money that might keep them forever. Gill went back to the forest and built a big house where he lived with the animals. One day he decided to go back and thank the man that helped him to realize who he was. When he reached there the was no house and no sign that there was any house ever built there. He found a piece of paper that said that I am me, you are me and I am you.


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