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Lost at Shore - Part 3

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'Are you sure we are not on the sea?' groaned Veronica.

'Sure,' said Stormy. 'On the land unfortunately.'

'But we are still swaying,' complained Veronica.

Jim laughed, 'It is the rum Veronica.'

'I will never drink room again,' Veronica groaned. 'My head feels terrible.'

Bang! Bang! Ishmael was hitting a hammer on a metal rod. 'How does this work?' he asked.

'No! No!' moaned Veronica. 'Too much noise!'

'I am trying to make a magnet,' Ishmael said.

'There is better way, with electricity,' Veronica mumbled holding hands to her head. 'But later, my head..."

'I know what you need,' Jim said. 'Coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.'

Ten minutes later...

'so when the single electrons in the atoms all spin in the same direction together they make the magnetic field which is made by the electricity in the wire around the nail which is connected to the battery the wire not the nail that we use for the compass no not this nail we use this to change a pin into a magnet for the compass because'

'How strong was that coffee?' Ishmael whispered to Jim. 'Not strong,' Jim whispered back 'I have never heard anyone talk so quickly.'

'affected by the field'

'We are in a field?' Stormy asked confused.

'Yes!' Veronica said. 'A magnetic field. Now we need something to float on the water.'

'A boat?' Jim asked.

'In a field?' Ishmael said confused.

'No, something smaller,' Veronica said.

Half hour later they all stood around a jar. Inside was some water. A small piece of very thin cloth floated on the water. Pushed through the cloth was the pin.

'This points to north?' Ishmael asked.

'Yes,' Veronica replied. 'It is our compass.'

'We can find the way back!' Stormy said with delight.

'Yes!' Veronica said pleased. 'What about your chest and things? I cannot fit all you and your things in my buggy. We will have to walk and carry.'

'We have something we can use,' Jim said smiling.

'You do?' Veronica asked puzzled. 'What is it?'

'Something to carry our things and us,' Jim added.

'What is it?' Veronica asked again.

'Show her Hawkins!' Stormy said to Jim.

Hawkins? Veronica thought, why was the name familiar?

'Follow us,' Jim said.

The three sailors walked a short distance from the hut to somewhere nearby but also hidden from view behind a tall hill.

'Here it is,' Ishmael said pointing.

'Wow!' Veronica said eyes wide with surprise.


Joe Spivey's picture

((Wouldn't you just love to have V V as your primary school science teacher?

Stick with me kid and you'll be farting through silk.

Hyle Troy's picture

(( Love the direction this is going


I would rather die peacefully in my sleep, like Grandad, than screaming, like his passengers

Engel's picture

(( A... spaceship! )

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