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The Wonder of Flight

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The Wonder of Flight "Quiet, please," said the ageing man sitting at the head of the table. He tapped the glass in front of him and waited for its sound to fade away before he spoke again. "You have been called here today by Mr Mellows to evaluate his new idea for us to market. Mr Mellows" "Thank you. Since the dawn of time, man has envied the ability which only a select few creatures have, the ability to fly. "Man has tried to fly before, none too successfully- take Icarus and his attempt to defy gravity. But I believe that it is possible. I have designed a machine which, despite its weight, can leave the ground for a period of time, with the added weight of two grown men. "I have begun to build it but have nowhere near the money or resources to complete it alone. ...read more.

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Mr Ellison disposed of the seven bodies carefully, but in a respectable manner. He knew the sick irony in the fact that he was blessing the bodies which he had turned from people into empty shells, but he felt it necessary, coming from a religious background. He began work at once, having spent all of his savings on the materials. He built the machine exactly to Mr Mellows' specifications. Building the whole machine by hand took him two months and after 65 days, he tested it. He took it out on the foggy night of the 15th of November so that nobody could see the machine. It was amazing. Truly amazing. He felt alive as he never had done and he wanted to stay up in the air forever, living a dream, living his dream. He only tested it once, he couldn't risk anybody seeing it. ...read more.

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The Wright Brothers flew it themselves and stayed in the air for a considerable amount of time. The brothers copyrighted the idea and the design. The 'aeroplane' was made in a factory using their fathers' borrowed tools. By Peter Robinson Julius Ellison stared at the article, barely taking in what he had read. He had gone to so much trouble to steal the design and he hadn't even got to market it. He had spent all his money. Then he remembered the seven bodies buried at the bottom of the hill near his house. He realised that their lives had been wasted on a futile attempt to market a product which had already been marketed. He walked slowly home, not even realising where he was headed. Images of the murders which he had committed flew through his mind. He couldn't understand why. Why hadn't his plan worked? Why had he been foiled? He arrived at his house but didn't enter. He simply sat down and wept. ?? ?? ?? ?? Ryan Burns 10G ...read more.

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