"The Magic Book" Chapter Five, ""The Escape"

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The final Chapter of "The magic book" Tom and Ruby are held captive onboard "The Black Swan"

Tom and Ruby ponder their fate

“I’m scared Tom, what’s going to happen to us?”
“We will have to wait and see Ruby” Tom looked around the cell, it was dark and cold and damp “I can’t see any way out of this Ruby”
Ruby gave a sob and then started to cry, Tom squeezed her hand and said “It’s OK ruby just you see, we will be alright.

After about an hour the sound of footsteps alerted Tom “hush Ruby someone’s coming”
A voice whispered “Hey! You two, quick I have a key”, the voice came from a small boy he must have been about 10 years old, he unlocked the door “Come quick I know where I can hide you till we get to land and then you can escape”

The children find a new friend

“Gee thanks” said Ruby “But won’t you get into trouble?”
“I will be OK the Capt. drinks himself silly and he won’t remember you two”
“Are you the cabin boy?” asked Ruby
“Yes that’s right, my name’s Tom”

“Oh that’s my name as well “ said Tom, they crept up to the deck but as they opened the door there stood the Captain, “OK, you two are for the plank, as for you, young tom, I will deal with you later”.

He marched them both to the side of the ship and with his sword, gestured them both to climb up onto a plank reaching put over the side. Tom got up first and helped Ruby onto the plank, they began to walk towards the edge as all the pirates shouted and laughed Tom turned to Ruby and said.
“Hold onto my coat Ruby” and with that he shouted out “HOME” there was a rush of wind and that rumbling sound and the two of them found themselves back in the libarary once more.
“Wow what happened there? Was it real Tom?”

Tom and Ruby tell Mummy and Daddy

“It seemed real to me, let’s go tell Mum and Dad” slamming the door of the libarary they raced back to tell all about what had happen.

“Calm down you two” said Mr Smith, the two of them were jumping up and down with excitement, “but Daddy we were there, we were really there” squealed Ruby.
“Listen Sweetheart this is what reading is all about, you can get lost into a story until you really think you are there.
“But it was so real Daddy”

“ that means it was a good story Ruby, I think you have had enough excitement for one day young lady off you go to bed, and I think an early night for you too Tom”
“OK” said tom and as the two of them climbed the stairs Ruby turned to Tom and said
“Do you think it was all our imaginations’ Tom?”

“I don’t know” shrugged Tom as he put his hands in his pockets in a despondent way “But if it was all a dream what’s this then Ruby?” he pulled out his hand and unclenched his fist, there in the palm of his hand was the old ring with a little bit of canvas still attached, Tom winked at Ruby and said “let’s get some sleep little sister we have more adventures to come”

THE END (Or is it)

Coming soon "The Magic Book" (The eye of the tiger)

I do so hope you have enjoyed this adventure story of Tom and Ruby and "The Magic Book"
Here are the links to all the other four chapters

Dont forget Dolly Ducktail for the younger children

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author avatar Jerry Walch
8th May 2011 (#)

Wow! Great ending Johnny.

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author avatar johnnydod
8th May 2011 (#)

Thanks Jerry its always hard to find an ending

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author avatar Delicia Powers
8th May 2011 (#)

Just wonderful, thank you johnnydod!

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author avatar johnnydod
8th May 2011 (#)

your welcome glad you liked it

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author avatar Songbird B
8th May 2011 (#)

Brilliant end...Really enjoyed this story...Guess it brings out the kid in all of us...

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author avatar johnnydod
8th May 2011 (#)

Well it does to me Bev, mind you I have to think like a kid just to write it, thats the part I like.
I have more in the pipeline and another Dolly ducktail coming up

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author avatar Songbird B
8th May 2011 (#)

It is great to see this facet of you Johnny, you are incredibly versatile..Your articles keep me hooked... I am an avid follower of your work my friend..

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author avatar johnnydod
8th May 2011 (#)

Did I tell you I love you bev? :o)
Thanks so much for the complement

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