Willy was passing
his brother Boyds bedroom and noticed that the door was
open and no one was there. He went in to see what Boyd had that
just might look interesting to him. To his delight he spotted
Boyds rifle leaning against the wall in the corner.
He quickly went
over and picked it up. He pretended that he was shooting big
birds as they would fly by......or rabbits as they scampered
along in the woods. In his mind he had become one of the best
hunters of all times. Life was good.
But soon this
became old and he longed to have the thrill of hearing the rifle
sound off and a bullet hitting its mark. He looked around
the bedroom and once finding a box of bullets he quietly headed
for the backdoor and adventure. Down the steps he raced and headed
for the open fields and opportunity.
Once he had gone
far enough from the house, so not to be caught by his mother,
he sat down and started to load the rifle. It wasnt easy
but he had seen Boyd do it a number of times so with this knowledge
he soon had it loaded and ready to go.
What should he
aim at was the next problem but as fate would have it there in
the open field was a small, run down, old shack. Cant
mean much to anyone.....he thought, cause look at
it, its almost fallen down anyhow. So up went his
brothers rifle onto his shoulder and he shot bullet after
bullet at that old shack and missed it with every one. Soon the
box of bullets were all spent. With a heavy heart he headed back
to the house.
As he entered
Boyds bedroom there was Boyd waiting for him. After Boyd
scolded him for coming into his bedroom and taking the rifle
he asked him what he had killed while using it? "Nothing."
Willy whispered. "Nothing? All of the bullets are gone so
you had to of shot something?" inquired Boyd. "No,
I didnt kill anything. I took it into the back field and
shot at that old shack and missed it with every one. So I didnt
kill a thing!" explained Willy. At that Boyd started to
laugh. He laughed so hard that he had to sit back down. "Whats
so funny?" asked Willy. "Its a good thing that
you missed that shack for its full of dynamite!"