S: The Tales of Timmy the Turtle
FC: The Tales of Timmy the Turtle
1: Timmy the turtle was just an ordinary turtle. He roamed his cage, eating whatever the mad scientist gave him. Timmy really didn't like his life, all the tests. The mad scientist was always doing tests on Timmy. One day, while the scientist was feeding Timmy, he left the side-door open and went to do some studies across the room. He left the toxic substance he was going to test on Timmy outside the door. Timmy saw his opportunity to finally escape. He crawled out of the door and, without knowing, fell into the toxic substance. | Chapter 1: Timmy's change
2: Once Timmy fell into the substance, he started to feel weird. His whole body started to tingle, and grow! Timmy had became a turtle the size of a man! Timmy also felt a lot smarter than before. He could also talk like a human. The mad scientist turned around, stunned at what he saw. He knew that Timmy was going to become as big and smart as a human when he did the experiment, but he hadn't done the experiment yet. He saw the open door on the cage and noticed that he must have left the cage open and that Timmy fell into the substance before he was ready.
3: "Hello, Timmy." said the scientist. "I can see that you fell out of your cage". "It was an accident!" said Timmy. "I'm sick of all of your tests and I was trying to get away!" "I understand. You will be released back into the wild after one last experiment. I need you to go back in time with my time machine and learn about some ancient civilizations. You should take pictures, too." said the scientist. "As long as I will be freed, I will do it." said Timmy.
4: "You will. Go now, enter the time machine. It is very easy to use. Good luck Timmy!" Said the scientist. "Good-bye. You will be not be disappointed!" said Timmy.
5: Chapter 2 - Governments | Timmy walked into the time machine and looked around. It looked like a large gray box with a light on the low ceiling with a small keyboard and what looked like a computer screen. "Wow, this is basic" he thought as he walked over to the keyboard and the small screen. The sheet that the scientist gave him first said find the main forms of government in the ancient world. Go to Egypt, Rome, and Athens. Seeing this, he typed in some info... and the machine
6: started to violently shake. Everything suddenly turned white and he was dropped into what looked like a desert. As he turned around, he saw something amazing. It was a pyramid! "I must be in Egypt" he quietly said. He was amazed! "This would be a thing to take a picture of" he also said quietly as he snapped a quick picture. He then walked into the ancient civilization to get some information. Everyone he saw seemed to be at work or doing something. He made his way through all the people and went into
7: what he thought was a important city hall looking building. He walked up to the first person he saw and asked a bunch of questions. The man was incredibly surprised but told Timmy what he was looking for and then Timmy told the man he had to leave as he was thankful for the mans help. Timmy walked back to the place where he was first place but the time machine was missing. He walked up to the spot where he first appeared and the machine appeared within two inches in front of his face.
8: He then stepped into in and typed in more information. Nothing happened... the information typed in was right so he was confused. He banged on the wall with his hand and everything suddenly went black. He was then put onto a garden on the side of a hill, as the land around was very hilly. It must be Athens because Athens is very hilly. He could tell that the buildings were much more advanced then Egypt, primarily because it is a later time period. There was a man that looked much more important then all the others so
9: Timmy approached him. The man was shocked at large talking turtle but did not ask mainly in respect for his new acquaintance (Timmy). The man talked to Timmy for a while and informed Timmy all about the government. Timmy asked him if he knew anything about Rome, and lucky to Timmy, the man seemed to be a genius. He told Timmy all about Rome too. He even gave Timmy a few pictures of Rome, too. After the man finished, he invited Timmy to dinner, but Timmy declined because he had to get back to tell his master what he found. He thanked the man for all his help but walked back to the garden and sure enough the machine
10: popped up in front of his face. He then entered and pressed the HOME button. popped up in front of his face. He then entered and pressed the HOME button. He immediately appeared back home as the scientist was sitting in a chair waiting for Timmy's return. So what did you find?!? I found this... Egypt is a monarchy which means it is ruled by a single person or dictator. The single person makes all the choices. In Athens however was a democracy which is much like the type of government we have today which means people vote on things such as representatives and laws. Democracy means it is run by the people who vote on many things.
11: Pyramid in Egypt
12: Trevi Fountain in Rome
13: Chapter 3: Achievements of the Past The scientist told Timmy that he had to find out the achievements that had been done in the times of India, Rome, and China. So Timmy was sent back into the past to figure out some of the greatest things that happened in the history of the world. First, he was sent back to India, where he wandered around until he was able to figure out that the greatest things that had happened in India were things that had to do with math, science, and medicine. India was the first place that the number 0 had ever appeared. Ever!
14: It was also where pi was invented for the first time. The men that studied the stars during that time were also the first to prove that the Earth was round. They found out just by knowing that the Earth's shadow on the moon was curved. Lastly, the Indians put together books that showed that they knew of more than 1,000 diseases and more than 500 medicinal plants. After he was done in India, Timmy moved on to Rome. He knew of the great buildings made of marble in the cities of Rome and wanted to see them for himself. He appeared in front of a huge building that was taller than anything around him. It was the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena. A man walked up, not really looking at him and said, "I love coming to
15: visit here almost as much as I love to go to the theater to see the plays they put on, with comedy and drama. It is fantastic! After Timmy left Rome he headed to China to find out what they had to offer. He met a man who had no care in the world, because he believed in Daoism, where nothing matters too much. He explained how the Chinese invented this stuff called paper, and you could write on it. There was also silk that was used in clothes and weaving, and of course the Great Wall of China, to keep out invaders. Timmy then went back to the scientist and told him about what he had found. The scientist loved what he heard and said that he had a new project for Timmy to do.
16: Chapter 4: The Laws of the Past The scientist told Timmy that he wanted him to go back and figure out the laws of Mesopotamia and Rome, so that he could know the was that they lived. First, Timmy went to Mesopotamia, and walked around all of the peoples houses, called ziggurates. Everyone was standing around a huge man with many mud markings on him that made him look very strong. Timmy realized that this was a monarchy, were there was one ruler. He looked over and saw a huge black stone that showed many words written on it. Timmy recognized it as the code of Hammurabi, where all of the laws were written. Soon,
17: Timmy was done and he moved on to Rome for another time. He ended up in a huge building with many halls leading everywhere. It seemed very much like the government buildings in Washington D.C. and was like that because the Romans had the same type of government! They had three different branches to lead the government, and could also elect one ruler when times were tough. Rome also wrote down their laws, on what was called the Twelve Tables, which Timmy got to see with his own eyes. Timmy also found out that citizenship was very important in Rome. He then went home and told the scientist how well he had done, and waited to see how he would react.
18: Coliseum in Rome
19: Chapter 5 - Writing Systems The mad scientist was very pleased with all of the achievements that Timmy had found. "Next," the mad scientist said," i would like you to go back in time to Egypt, Mesopotamia, and china to research there form of writing." " I'd be happy to." said Timmy Timmy stepped into the time machine and programed it to send him back in time to 3000B.C. Egypt. there was a blinding light and Timmy found himself standing directly next to one of the great pyramids. "Hmm," said Timmy "I wonder what these strange markings are?"
20: As Timmy bent over to examine the markings, and a man came up from behind him, and exclaimed, "Oh, whats this? A giant turtle!" "Hello kind sir, would you care to tell me what these markings are?" "Those are called Hieroglyphics, they are our way of communicating with the gods and each other." "May I have a sample?" "Sure" said the Egyptian man as he handed Timmy what later would be called the 'keystone". "Thank you for your time but I must be going." said Timmy. The Egyptian waved goodbye as Timmy stepped back into the time machine and headed to ancient Mesopotamia.
21: As Timmy stepped out from the time machine, the people of 3,500 B.C. where mystified by the blinding light and a giant turtle stepping out from an unknown contraction. A wave of panic spread through the crowd. "I come in peace!" exclaimed Timmy, but he could see his words were having no effect on calming the civilizations. Suddenly Timmy remembered the camera that the mad scientist had given him. Timmy viciously clicked away at a stone with some sort of writing on it before dashing back into the time machine and away from the rapidly growing mob. Timmy wiped the sweat from his brow and programmed the time machine to go to ancient china. As he stepped out of the time machine he was greeted by an elderly man.
22: As he stepped out of the time machine he was greeted by an elderly man."Greetings strange being," said the man "Hello sir, I was wondering if you could help me with my mission." said Timmy. "You see, I am collecting peaces of writing from around the world." “well I do have a scroll here that you could have," said the man while pulling a scroll from his robe. "Thank you very much." said Timmy taking the scroll and waving goodbye while stepping into the time machine and heading back to the mad scientist. "Did you complete your mission?" asked the mad scientist "Yes, it went very smoothly." replied Timmy Timmy handed the mad scientist the keystone, the pictures of Hammurabi's code, and the scroll. The mad scientist expressed his gratitude and told him he only had one more mission for him.
23: The mad scientist expressed his gratitude and told him he only had one more mission for him.As Timmy stepped out of the time machine he was greeted by a very happy man wearing a small round hat on the back of his head. "Welcome to the promise land brother, surely you are a gift from the lord." Said the man "Well actually I was hoping you could tell me about your religion," said Timmy. The man agreed and they sat down as the man began to explain how Moses led their people from Egypt to the promise land, Jerusalem. Also that they believe in one all knowing god. The man then gave Timmy a copy of what would later be called the old testament so Timmy could further his practice. Timmy thanked the kind man and went on his way further in time to when Christianity began.
24: Timmy went forward in time to 40 C.E. and stepped out of the time machine. He could tell that much had changed. He then spotted the same man that he had talked to only moments before but in reality years had past and the man was now an old man. “Welcome old friend, surely Jesus has sent you” said the old man Timmy was puzzled by this greeting and inquired about who Jesus was. Once again they sat down and the old man explained the life and story of Jesus, how he was born in a manger, and how he was crucified by the Romans. Once the old man was finished telling Timmy about the beliefs of Christianity, he reached in his robe and grabbed a copy of the new testament, so that Timmy could further his practice. Timmy then stepped into the time machine and went back to the mad scientist.
25: Chapter Six - Religion "The last mission is the hardest one," said the mad scientist "I want you to go back in time to Jerusalem to research Judaism, and then go forward in time to research the beginning of Christianity, and lastly go to ancient India to research Hinduism." "No problem" said Timmy Timmy stepped into the time machine and programmed it to Jerusalem. As Timmy stepped out of the time machine he was greeted by a very happy man wearing a small round hat on the back of his head. "Welcome to the promise land brother, surely you are a gift from the lord."
26: "Well actually I was hoping you could tell me about your religion," said Timmy. The man agreed and they sat down as the man began to explain how Moses led their people from Egypt to the promise land, Jerusalem. Also that they believe in one all knowing god. The man then gave Timmy a copy of what would later be called the old testament so Timmy could further his practice. Timmy thanked the kind man and went on his way further in time to when Christianity began.
27: Timmy was puzzled by this greeting and inquired about who Jesus was. Once again they sat down and the old man explained the life and story of Jesus, how he was born in a manger, and how he was crucified by the Romans. Once the old man was finished telling Timmy about the beliefs of Christianity, he reached in his robe and grabbed a copy of the new testament, so that Timmy could further his practice. Timmy then stepped into the time machine and went back to the scientist.
28: Temple in Jerusalem
29: Taj Mahal in India
30: Hammurabi's Code
31: Chapter 7 - Timmy's Freedom | Timmy returned to the scientist, proud of how good he did with researching for the scientist. But now it was time for the scientist to return the favor, and turn Timmy back into his old self and return him to the wild. "Okay Timmy, it is time for you to be turned back to normal. Swim in this pool of the toxic substance you fell in that turned you into who you are now and it will turn you back. You will lose your ability to speak and understand humans, but you will always remember this adventure."
32: Timmy leaped into the pool of the toxic substance and swam. After a few seconds, he transformed back into his normal turtle self. The scientist picked him up and carried him outside into the forest. There, he lay Timmy near a pond with other turtles. The scientist said goodbye and went back to the lab. Timmy was happy to be free, but missed the scientist a little. He was afraid that the scientist wouldn't remember which turtle he was. But the scientist knew which turtle was Timmy, he knew which turtle had helped him figure out major facts about ancient times. Timmy the turtle would always be remembered by the scientist, even though he isn't a lab turtle anymore.
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