Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Novel - Chapter 2: Four Stowaways

“Get into the rocket, fellas!” the President said.

It was a humongous rocket. It was glittering in the sun.

Andras gulped. He was ready to climb into it. He put on his space helmet and he climbed the stairs.


Andras could hear the engines starting to roar and felt a little nervous.

“...4...3...2...1...0!!!” Blast off!

A little bit later Andras looked at a big box in the back. He could have sworn he saw it move! Then he notices another one moving!

“What's going on?” he thought to himself. “I must be sleepy and tired to imagine things.”

The next day Andras figured out that it would take four days to get to Calisto. He glanced at the boxes. This time he knew that the boxes moved! He ran to the boxes and pried open the big one. He found two companions in the box huddling together.

“Rob! Erik!” Andras exclaimed very surprised. “What are you guys doing here?”

“We followed you because we wanted to go on an adventure too”, they said. Andras ran and told his parents. They were shocked.

“Don't worry, they may help us load the rocket fuel when the time comes”, explained Andras. Mom and Dad quickly relaxed.

Andras ran back to Erik and Rob. Erik told Andras that he and Rob got in by fooling the President pretending their box was rocket fuel. But Erik could have sworn that he saw another box following them on to the spaceship.

“Let's open the last box!”, Andras suggested. They all ran over and tore open the box. Andras gasped. Inside were Meo and Hurka, the family cats!

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