“Billy was no ordinary horse..”
Billy was no ordinary horse, Billy had legs that could that could go as fast as any sports car, hair as white as as snow and eyes as blue as any ocean. He was desired by the village but he belonged to the family who raised him, a small family of four, although they were poor, they wouldn’t accept all of the on the land for Billy, as they thought of Billy like family. Many people had tried to steal Billy, but he always found his way back.
Until one day, a very rich foreigner came to the small village. He had gold encrusted diamonds shining as bright as diamonds could shine, dangling around his neck. The village had mixed feelings. Some were excited to see such a rich man, some thought he was a showoff, and some were cautious as they thought he was going to invade the small town.
He had made a very grand entrance, on the top of a very huge ship (which was polished and scrubbed around every nook and cranny), with at least 50 men by his side. They all seemed wealthy, but the man outshone them in every way. The boy (Tom), came to see what the fuss was about, when suddenly the rain started misting out of nowhere, the morning was sunny, which was quite odd. The boy ran inside whilst everybody trying to persuade the man to stay in their home, in hopes for gold in exchange. Soon the man approached them.
“That’s a very nice horse you got there kid. How fast does it go? “ he said.
“Tom replied without looking up “As fast as any sports car”
“The man looked interested now. “Really?” he muttered under his breath. The boy just nodded
“Do you have any parents to accompany you?” muttered the man curious.
“My mum’s gone out to get good, but dad’s home. Over there, that wooden cottage not too far” Tom replied, still not looking up.
The man left without a word.
When it was about to be sundown, Tom and Bully hurried home to find the man sitting there, with a cup of tea in hand, and a small baggie in the other. His mom had come come, and his dad was sitting with a very stressed look in his face.
“Hey Tom!” said his mum with a very excited tone. Almost too excited. “Well this nice man as come to buy something.”
“Buy what?” Tom replied. At this point his ada had looked over to him, then his Mom and just quietly muttered, “Merideth, go talk to the boy.”
His mum gently pushed him into the room and kneeled over so they were eye distance.
“Tom, winter’s coming and the with the small shutdown, we can’t afford to buy food or extra padding or roofing for our cottage, SO we’re gonna have to sell…”
“Sell what?” Tom nervously shouted. But he already knew the answer.
“Sell Billy” mum muttered under her breath.
Fat tears were dripping over Tom’s rosy cheeks. He was throwing a tantrum at this point, screaming “Nooo!” or “I don’t wanna sell Billy.” While his mum tried to calm him down.
As soon as Tom had calmed down, Merideth quickly said, “we accept the offer” and took the baggies in his hand. “ The horse is in the stable. “ She ran off to comfort Tom again, who had thrown another tantrum because he stubbed his toe.
The man said his goodbye’s, then ran off excitedly to see his new horse. He showed Billy off o neighbors, who were amazed to see that he was able to get Billy in the first place. A couple wweks had passed and the man had to go. Some were glad to see him go, but most were sad, as he overpayed for anything and all the familys were twice as rich as before. But the one who despised hi the most was TOm. He was forced to say his goodbyes, and to see his horse leave. He had a sour look on his face, while holding back tears.
At the sight of Tom, the horse was estatic. He was giddying and jumping, but the man just yanked his rope and shouted. With a look of shame, the poor horse stopped.
The ship was moving off the shore now, the horse had a determined look on his face.
“3,2,1” the sailors were shouting. “The boat has started”!
“Ship, Larry know ‘yer facts!”
Suddenly, Billy yanked his rope from the man and made the jump of his life, while the villagers watched with ashtonishment.
Within seconds, he had jumped to shore, and ran to Tom while the man was yelling behind them. But it was too late.