Go deeper into the Revolution mythology! Every week, we’ll add to the collection of letters, journal entries and postcards in a world where the written word is once again the only form of communication over long distances…
The Tale of Charlie and Miserable Miles
There once was a brave boy named Peter, who took good care of all of his brothers and sisters. He gave them food and water, kept them safe from the monsters in the woods, and taught them to read stories and hunt tasty squirrels.
One day, Peter went walking in the forest. Mean and scary men with letters burned on their arms came out from the dark and grabbed at Peter. He kicked and punched; but there were too many bad men, and they took him to their home far, far away.
Peter’s brothers and sisters cried. What would they do without Peter? Who would tell them stories about before the lights went away?
Peter’s little brother Michael was almost as brave as Peter, even though he wasn’t as tall. He wanted to fight the bad men, but didn’t know where they went!
Just then, a beautiful grown-up girl named Charlie walked by with her Uncle Miles. Miles was big and very strong, and also he had two swords. But no one ever taught Miles how to smile, so he was always miserable, even when he had fresh cooked squirrel to eat.
“Why are you crying?” Charlie asked the children.
“The burnt men took our brother and we are very sad,” Michael said bravely.
“The burnt men also took my little brother,” Charlie said. She made a promise that she and her uncle would go and bring Peter back, no matter how many bad men got in their way. And Miles was sooooo miserable.
When the grown-ups set off through the dark and scary forest, Michael bravely followed them. They walked a long, long way until they found a big, big boat. And Miles was sooooo miserable.