S: The Journey to Freedom
FC: The Journey To Freedom | By Adam Gamal
1: i dedicate this book to my little brother
2: There I was, in the camera shop. The dusty window, the ripped up carpet, the stale air. I knew I was never going to be bought. My name is lens, I’m twelve years old and I was made in America. I have never been bought. Days, weeks, months have gone by. My friend has all been bought, never returned. Till one day I think my hope had come. A family (a father, mother, daughter, and a little boy) had come and I could tell that I was the one for them; something inside me told me that I was made for them. I hear them say “Hello sir, we are looking for a camera.
3: One with great zooming action.” As he said that I remembered a sticker they put on my back a years ago, it read “great optical zoom action, over 500%”. I didn’t know much about it but I know I’m one of the few with it. As the clerk takes him to look around at the cameras, I pray so that he stops at me and picks me. He looks at the Hi-tech made in china cameras, and he is not satisfied.
4: “If he is not satisfied with those how will he ever choose me?! “I’m looking for one that is American made” he mentioned to the clerk. Oh My Goodness could this be my luck!? I say to myself in happiness. They walk and stare at me I smile but not a wired type, as the stare they begin to smile. The little boy whispers “this is the one”.
5: The man asked to see it and the clerk took me out of my charger and my glass case. The checked all my features when they test my optical zoom, I could tell the man was happy. And how could I tell because THE BOUGHT ME!!!!!!! They held me in their hands with my charger and paid for me. I was happy I had tears of joy. As we were on our way the clerk screamed his name and gave the man a memory chip, and who was it you might asked. Well chip the memory chip. Chip and I were friends now we can stick together.
6: Lens and chip on an adventure. As they carried me out of the store into the mall I said to myself “this is the happiest day of my life”! But as I said that and looked around I knew I spoke too soon.As I look around I saw people shopping, kids laughing, and woman talking. “What is this? Where am i?” I wondered. As we went outside I could smell the fresh air, freedom, and the delicious smell that came from the hamburger sitting on the food stand. They drive and reach their house and they carry me in they lay me on the table and start packing up.
7: I didn’t even get a glimpse of the house and were already on vacation! As they carry me out the house and into there drive way I smell the fresh clean cut grass. They all get in the car and I hear the father yell “New York City here we come”! We saw the Statue of liberty, Times Square, and the view of New York from one of the tall Buildings. It as very fun we did that all in 4 days. It was a two week vacation; we had 10 days of fun excitement left. On the 5th day we went to the beach, the sandy ground, the salty water, the excitement of the bored walk. It was fantastic, chip and I took a lot of pictures. We shared them, I took them chip saved them, he is an 8 gb memory chip, I guess it’s a lot because he said he can hold 2000 photos. . We had over 500 photos in the past 6 days. Every night we slept at a hotel, it was a 5 star hotel, filled with many rooms, a gym, a pool, and many other places. Every night was the same, they all slept and all wok up a 7:30 am.
8: But one morning the little boy woke up earlier than anybody else. He walked up to me and tripped over my charging cored which woke chip up. “hey lens wake up wake up!” chip hollered. “what, what is it?!” as I said those words the little boy picked me up and started to play with me. “Oh No!” right when that boy touched he broke his dads rule.
9: The rule was that his dad told the little boy never touch or even get near the camera unless instructed to. He was playing with me and took photos suddenly that when it happened. . BOOM! I was dropped broken on the ground helpless. Chip wasn’t there to help. The sound of me dropped woke up everybody. The father was mad, I was light headed. The next thing I know in the same glass case I was before I was
10: bought. It was dark I didn’t know what had happened. I was all fixed. Chip was also there, I looked on the calendar I was out for two days. Later in the morning chip woke up he said that I broke and pass out. The family brought us here to get fixed.
11: About 30 min later the family came. Oh My goodness that was close. I thought I was going to be here and never be remembered again, forgotten. But thankfully that didn’t happen. The family was back and everything was back to normal. Also to finish off our vacation we went on a very fun cruise.