The man jumped off the window. Not unhappy. Not disgruntled.
The building was 100 stories high; he had a story for each flight he climbed, as he now flew past them. Some funny. Some sad. Some crazy. Some had wisdom.
He was about to see something he’d never seen before.
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The blizzard worsens. I can’t believe I’ve slept. Did not want to wake.
Thinking of my mother, Caroline, and my dear Etta.
I won’t see them or the Terra Nova again.
My mind’s made up.
I am just going outside and may be some time.
Dedicated by the author to Captain Lawrence E.G.Oates, 6th Inniskilling Dragoons.
Died March 1912.
Pressing onward, they overcame Mother Nature’s fiercest defenses and emerged victorious atop the mighty mountain.
“I saw it first!” said Louis.
“No way. I got here before you!” said Carol.
They fenced with their flagpoles, but they were too evenly matched, so they descended the mountain and started over.
Gregory Plymouth poked his head into little caves and lifted leaves so he could peer underneath. He was an Explorer, and, dang it, he was going to discover something.
“Any luck?” asked a voice behind Gregory.
He thought he’d imagined it, so he didn’t meet the undiscovered Havarkian Talking Frog.