The Airplane and Me

“And he went roaring by,” the teacher said lifting the book like a plain.

In the fictious world, Tommy Pennery flew his plane right over the tops of his guests who had not expected it to ever lift off the ground. He flew strait and steady and arrived back safely on the tarmac. The crowed cheered. The students clapped. I lower my gaze.

“Sharel what’s wrong,” the teacher asks me.

“Wasn’t he scared?”

“Sure he was, but he went zooming,” a student piped up.

“He was the hero,” another said.

“That’s right,” the teacher said, “It was because this pilot was brave enough that they knew they could fly the plain.”

“But my father is gunning people down.”


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