13 July 2011

Chapter 7. Sam

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When evening came, the Boy also came home. He looked a lot like the Man, but the fur on his head was dark. Ferdinand told me that people only had thick fur on their heads (and sometimes their faces) and had to cover themselves with clothes to keep warm. "Hopeless these humans... hopeless. Though they do provide food and shelter." the Cat commented.


At first, the Boy scared me, making loud noises and throwing a big heavy object on the floor right next to me. I cowered in a corner, tail between my legs. The Woman berated him and that made him quiet. This reminded me of Mother, teaching me to play nice. Maybe the Woman was the Boy's Mother too. Ferdinand would know.

Suddenly, the Woman pointed in my direction and the Boy looked my way. My heart started beating furiously, afraid of what he might do to me. He came and tried to pick me up. I managed to scurry away from him, but he was fast and there weren't any good hiding places.

He hoisted me up and looked at me. He let out a roar and I trembled. I noticed Ferdinand watching us with his yellow eyes, but didn't move to save me. The Boy raised his hand above my head. To my surprise though, I wasn't thrown around or hit. He scratched the top of my head gently.

"Sam" he said and repeated the word several times, until I was sure I wouldn't forget it.

Ferdinand seemed content and put his head on his paws. "That will be your name, runt. Sam."

3 comments:

  1. The world through an animal's eyes...interesting :-)

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  2. Beautifully written, Lavi! I do hope you're going to publish this some day?

    I have not had any time to even begin to think about what I could have published for the Blurb voucher I won. Fortunately, I see it has a fairly lengthy expiry date (next year some time, I think). I really wish I could have it transferred to you...you could get Sam's story published!

    Hope you've been keeping well? And enjoying your summer! How's Aschiuta doing? And Scorp?

    Big hug,
    Des xoxo

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  3. Thanks. I know this is not an original idea at all. It's also very tedious to write from the point of view of a "clueless runt", but Sam will get smarter in time.
    I might publish this if it's good enough.
    Desiree, I hope you use that code :D You can make a book about your garden or about South Africa. You surely have a lot of good stuff to say.
    We're ok... Unemployed :( Pooch is mid-season, in house arrest... o.o`

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