Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Aiden's flying Machine

There once was a young man man name Aiden who lived all by himself in a little tin and wooden shack made from wooden crates and scrap tin that he picked up at the ship yard. These crates were once used in the big ships to move machines from one country to another. Aiden built his house at the junk yard where he worked next to the river in the middle of the city near the airport. His house wasn't very big but it did keep him warm in the winter and cool in the summer. In his house he had a dog and a cat to keep him company and a table and two chairs, a lamp to read his news paper and a bed to sleep on when he was tired.

Every day when the sun came up over the city, the big airplanes would start up their engines and rattle his little house. The noise would always wake up his dog and cat and at 8 o'clock sharp the People from the city would cross over the big metal draw bridge and come to "Aidens's junk" yard. They always lined up their cars and trucks at the gates and would honk their horns at the same time for him to get up and open the gates to his junk yard for business so they could bring him their scrap metal in exchange for some money. By the end of the week Aiden was always tired and dirty from working so hard and he was always out of money because he spent it all week long on the metal.

When the pile of scrap steel became taller than Aiden's little house he knew he could no longer see the drawbridge and it was time for him to call in the tug boat to bring in the ships so they could load up the metal and sell it to the steel mill. At the steel mill they would melt down the metal and would make new toys for the children in the city and cars and trucks for the moms and Dads and airplanes for the airport. Then Aiden would would get more money for next weeks customers to pay the people at the gates early on Monday morning.

Every day Aiden could see the big airplanes as they flew real close to the ground and would tip their wings over his little house near the river as they headed south to the long white beaches along the east coast. The people inside were always excited because they were going on summer vacation!
They would wave and smile at Aiden outside of their windows as they disappeared into the clouds like a little dot in the sky.

Then the big tourist boats would blow their whistles and honk at him as they passed under the drawbridge next to his junk yard and the people on board would stand and wave as they passed him by.
Aiden loved his job but he also dreamed of someday being able be rich enough to take a break and to go on vacation like everyone else did from the big city.

Then one day Aiden got a brainstorm and decided to do something about it when he found an old rusty boat that sank in the river and an old broken down airplane that had arrived from the airport scrap yard.

Aiden carefully cut up the metal and welded it all night long, when he was done he put a chair with a cross on top so he could see where he was going and he made the wings so they flew like bat wings.

He put a cannon in front of his chair to make loud noises so the other boats would know that he was near by.

Soon he had the most unusual steam powered flying machine that looked allot like a river boat airplane on wheels.

Yes this was "Aiden's flying Machine" so he could fly to the east coat when ever he wanted to and he could sail in the ocean when ever he wanted to rest.

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