Dreamer – chapter 5

Chapter 5

Suddenly everything turned dark. Night surrounded them as the train kept rolling down the track. It made Henry uneasy, but as he looked around young Purrlin was still shoveling coal into the firebox and Simmi had now crawled up on his lap for comfort!

Purrlin’s voice seemed clear above the noise of the train. Don’t let the dark night bother you. It only lasts for a short time and soon you will see the light again.”

Henry looked out the window at the full moon peaking above the clouds. He knew as long as the train stayed on the tracks he would be fine. The train’s black smoke billowed back across the engine, and blended into the night sky!

The dark got even darker as the train charged into the mountain tunnel.

At the far end, Henry saw the morning light welcoming him.

;Photos: Dwight L. Roth

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27 thoughts on “Dreamer – chapter 5

  1. OOH! I’m believing the light on the other side welcomes Henry to even more adventures!
    Your word-pics are vivid! The ability to get our senses and emotions involved is wonderful!
    Purrlin’s advice about the dark is something we need to talk to kids about.
    Great job, Dwight! I sure am enjoying this story! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    PS…your train art is so cool!

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