BC: The Black Duck
FC: The Black Duck
1: One day two boys, Jeddy and Ruben, went to the beach. On the beach they found a dead man. Jeddy and Ruben check the dead man's wallet to see who he is.
2: While Checking him, Jeddy and Ruben steal money, a gold watch, and a small brown pouch. They did not find out who he was. As days passed by, news of a boat bringing in illegal drinks into the United States became famous. A lot of men work together to bring these drinks into America. One night Ruben helps them at night. All of these men and Ruben did it secretly.
4: Jeddy tells the police about what Ruben had done. Ruben and Jeddy fight about what Jeddy did. They stopped being friends. A few weeks passed by and Ruben opens the pouch of the dead man for the first time. He finds a half fifty dollar bill. Ruben decides to show it off at school.
6: Soon Ruben discovers that the half fifty dollar bill is not ordinary bill. The half bill is called a ticket. When one man buys the illegal drinks and another man agrees to bring them to America on a boat,they rip the dollar in half so when they meet one gets paid and the other gets what they paid for.
8: The man on the beach was the buyer. Jeddy knew this too. Jeddy told his dad, who works with the police. Jeddy did not know his dad secretly helped bring the illegal drinks into America. While on a bike ride one night, Ruben got kidnapped. He got kidnapped by men who were friends of the dead man and wanted the fifty dollar bill.
10: Ruben did not want to give them the ticket.So they locked up Ruben in a small room for two days.
12: In the middle of the night a teenage boy came to save Ruben. Ruben knows the boy. He used to live in town. The teenager quickly and safely takes Ruben out the window and into a getaway car.
14: The teenager soon asks Ruben for the ticket. Yet Ruben does not fully trust the teenager so he claims not to have it.
17: Ruben discovers that the boy that saved him was the owner of The Black Duck. The teenager wanted to the ticket so the teenager could earn all the profit of the illegal drinks the ticket would get him. Ruben knew it was wrong to bring the drinks into America even though he had once helped.
18: It becomes too late when the drinks come and no is there to get them.The teenager leaves with his boat and Ruben thanks him for his life. The teenager sets off towards sea. Ruben goes back home safe and sound.
20: "Now is that all you can remember about the Black Duck?" David asked, finishing up notes for his project. "That is all, David." Ruben said. He slowly sat down in his chair. Time has passed. Ruben is now a retired senior citizen. David, a local boy, is interviewing him for a historical project.
22: "Okay, well thank you for you time sir." David replied. "You're very welcome." Ruben closed the door as David left.
24: Ruben sits down at the table reminded of his troubled past.