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Christmas with Tilly & Billy
By Maggie Scott
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
My first short story written for young children.
Tilly and Billy Brown were from a very poor family. Their mother worked in a bake house, and their father could not work because of ill health. Tilly and Billy never got many toys because their Mother and Father did not have the money to buy them. They used to often cry because they never had anything to play with. So their father had to think of a way to get toys for Tilly and Billy, so he decided to try making some.
They all went walking in the woods
one day and came across a nice piece if wood. Mr Brown said I think that is just what I’m looking for, so Billy helped carry home this piece of wood, not knowing why his father wanted it. Mr Brown had a small shed in the garden and Billy and Tilly were not allowed in the shed, because there were some very sharp tools in there which had been handed down by Mr browns Father. Every day Mr brown went into his shed and no one knew what he was doing, or why he was spending as much time in there. Billy asked his father why he was in there a lot and Mr Brown said, it will be a surprise for you and Tilly very soon.
Mr Brown worked hard in his garden shed, chopping the wood and smoothing it down, and carried on until all the splinters had all gone. The toys needed to be safe for Tilly and Billy so he had to think about safety all the time. Scratching his head, he had to think about what he could make, and decided to start with toys for Billy first. He carved out a shape into an aero plane then carving and smoothing he carried on, and even made doors that opened and shut. He was smiling and ever so pleased with what he had made. He then decided to make a train with carriages, opening doors and window panes. He knew Billy would be really happy with the new toys. Mr Brown felt so happy that Billy would have some toys at last.
Mr brown scatching his head again, thinking about toys for Tilly. What would Tilly like to play with he said. So he decided to make her a wooden doll with arms and legs that she could move around. Mrs Brown was knitting clothes for Tilly’s doll and looking for buttons to make some pretty eyes. The doll was finished and all dressed up, so now it was time to make a pram for her doll. Mr Brown carved out the pram making wheels handles and spindles so it could be turned and moved around. Mrs Brown had an old blanket, she cut it up and made it into small blankets for Tilly’s pram.
On Christmas day Billy and Tilly woke up not expecting to have any toys. They opened their eyes to a big surprise, Tilly shouting a doll and pram for me, and Billy shouting a train and a plane for me. They were so proud of what their Mother and Father had made for them, just to please them on Christmas day. This had to be the best Christmas Tilly and Billy had ever had.
When the neighbors found out what Mr brown had made, they all placed orders as they wanted the same. He charged them fairly and made a good profit. From that day on they were never poor again.
My first and probably last attempt. MAGGIE
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