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szdaily -> Budding Writers
The adventure of Benjamin Franklin (I)
    2017-December-27  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Wang Qizuo, Senior 2, Shenzhen Foreign Languages School Instructed by Daniel Fournier, ENREACH Education Shenzhen

深圳外国语高中部-高二 王其左 指导老师:Daniel Fournier,深圳英锐教育

Chapter 1 The birth of Franklin

1706, Massachusetts

It was a cold morning in January. With a loud cry, a baby was born. The mother took hold of the baby, and looked at him warmly.

“He is such a beautiful boy.” the mother said and continued, “Have you considered the name Josiah?” She turned and asked her husband who was still too excited to speak.

“Benjamin, I am going to name him Benjamin,” his voice shook with excitement.

“Benjamin Franklin, what a nice name. Look at his eyes; they look just like his father’s. I hope you will be a great man when you grow up,” the mother said to the baby.

Chapter 2 The surprise finding

Time flies, and several years later, Benjamin grew to be a handsome young man. On his 16th birthday, he went hunting with his friends. They were having much fun when suddenly a bear hidden behind a tree attacked them. Benjamin and his friend held up their guns trying to aim at the bear, but their horses were so frightened that they started running away. The bear waved his paw at Benjamin’s horse, and the next second Benjamin fell off his horse and rolled down the slope. He hit a rock and lost consciousness.

Some time later, he woke up with a pain in his head and found himself in a valley. After walking around it, he realized that there was no way out. However, he spotted a cave so large and deep that it was completely dark inside. Curious as he was, Benjamin walked in. It was hardly a few steps when he lost his sight and sank deep in the dark, so he decided to walk out. In the dark, he stepped on a cylinder-shaped thing and lost his balance. He picked it up and examined it. He had never seen such a thing before. He checked it out again and finally decided to push the button on it. Thereafter a strong beam of light came out and filled the cave with light.

After a few moments of shock and surprise, Benjamin began to explore the cave. But he didn’t go straight into it at first. Instead, he started to look at the wall of the cave. He noticed that the wall was not made of rock at all. Driven by his curiosity, Benjamin began to move further inside. As he moved in deeper and deeper, the cave got colder and colder. Finally, he reached the end of the cave. To his surprise, there was a huge coffin lying there. Suddenly, Benjamin heard a voice which came from the coffin. “Hi there, can you please do me a favor and open this coffin for me? I mean you no harm.”

Franklin was shocked. He took some steps back and stared cautiously at the coffin. “No, no, please don’t walk away. Let me out and I’ll tell you my story,” the voice continued.

Benjamin hesitated for a while, but step by step he moved near the coffin. He carefully removed the top of the coffin, and out came a wisp of smoke. The smoke soon turned into a translucent ghost. “What are you?” Benjamin asked. “You can call me Chris,” the ghost said. “I used to be the servant of the demon.”

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