Adventure and Love with Flying Carpet
By : Edo Setiawan
Once upon a time, there lived a man and a women in a big house with their two children. The two children a boy and a girl, were named Bilt and Lhara.
One day, Lhara’s carpet was torn. It had a big hole in it. Lhara showed her Dad but he said, “We can’t afford a new one for you. Sorry, Lhara”.
The next day after that, Bilt and Lhara were shopping with Dad. Dad wanted to buy a bookcase for Bilt’s room. They saw one outside the junk shop.
“I will get dan buy this for Bilt,” said Dad.
But, when they entered junk shop, Lhara found an old carpet in the back side of the shop.
***A few minutes later***
“This would do for my room,” she said. She asked Dad if she could have it. Dad looked at the old carpet.
“You don’t want that thing,” he said. “it’s old and dirty, Lhara”.
“But I like it,” Said Lhara. “Please may I have it, Dad?”. So Dad said, “Yes, as long as it doesn’t cost to much.”
Finally, Dad bought a carpet and bookcase for Bilt’s room. They went back to their house by car. They arrived at their house in a few minutes. Lhara directly cleaned up her new carpet. Lhara beat the carpet. It was full of dust and dirt.
“I didn’t think a carpet could be so dusty,” she said. “I wonder who had it last. Somone who didn’t wipe their feet!”.
Lhara and Mum gave the carpet a shampoo. “I didn’t think it has ever had a shampoo before,” said Lhara. “It looks better than before when I am buy it.”
Three hours later, Lhara finished clean up her carpet. The carpet looked beautifull.
“It has a nice carpet,” said Lhara, “I told you so! It looks quite old, so maybe it’s worth a lot of money.”
Lhara was in her bedroom reading a book. Bilt came in and they sat on Lhara’s new carpet. Bilt was learning to read.
Suddenly, the magic carpet began to fly. Adventure had begun. Lhara and Bilt were on a flying carpet. “This is kind of adventure,” said Lhara. “The carpet is coming with us”.
The carpet went very fast. “Oh, help,” said Bilt. “I hope we don’t fall off.”
The carpet flew on and on. It flew over deserts and mountains. “yeah, I can open my eyes, a new fantastic point of view,” said Lhara. “I wonder where we are going”, said Bilt.
At last, the carpet slowed down. Lhara and Bilt looked over the side. The carpet was flying over a town. “ I have seen a town like this one,” said Lhara. “ I am afraid, where we are going to land.”
But, the carpet didn’t land. instead it went slower and slower. Then it stopped by a window at the top of a tower. Lhara and Bilt looked through the window. They saw a little boy. He was crying and he looked very sad.
“He must be a prisoner,” said Lhara. Lhara and Bilt climbed into the little room. When the boy saw them, he jumped up in surprise.
“Why are you in here? Are you prisoner?,” asked Bilt. “What have you done? ”.
“I am the real kingdom of this land,” said the boy sadly, “but my uncle locked me in this tower”.
Flashback (story from the king)
“When I was king everyone was happy. I promised to rule the country wisely and well. But my uncle was jealous. He wanted to be the king of this land. One day my uncle and his soldiers attacked the palace. They captured me and put me in prison. My mother escaped. She ran away to the mountains and took her army with her.
My uncle is a bad man. He is cruel and greedy. He makes the people pay money even if they are poor. If the can’t pay, He puts them in prison. Every day the people ask my mother and her army to attack the city. She will not give the order to attack because she is afraid my uncle wiil kill me. I am a hostage in this palace.”
Then, we must set you free,” said Lhara. “The carpet will take us to your mother.” Lhara and Bilt helped the boy to climb out the window. Then they all sat on the carpet.
“How do we make it fly?” asked Bilt. “Make a wish,” said Lhara. “Then it will go where we want it to.”
They made a wish, and the carpet flew . The carpet sped towards the montains. At last it began to slow down. The carpet landed safely. When his mother saw him, she couldn’t believe her eyes. She looked at carpet and she looked at Lhara and Bilt.
“My son is safe,” she said, “Thank you.”
The boy’s mother called all her soldiers. She told them her son was free.
“Now he is safe, we can attack the city,” she said. “My son will be the king soon”. “Hooray!” shouted the soldiers.
They came down from the mountains and attacked the city. There was a big battle. Lhara, Bilt and the boy watched the battle from a safe place. When the battle over everyone was pleased that the boy was king again. Lhara and Bilt took the uncle to the boy.
“Thank you,” he said. “it’s my uncle turn to go to prison. Now I can be a good king and look after my people again.”
The unpredicteble thing happen. The king was loved Lhara. At the night, The king and Lhara flew over the city and they left Bilt in the palace.
“Are you want to married with me?,” asked the king. Lhara was shocked. She wanted to married with the king but they were different. Lhara have a family and must went back to her house. The king was accepted. So, the king gave Lhara and Bilt a present. It was a beutifull toy camel.
“Thank you,” they said. Suddenly, the carpet began to fly. “it’s time for us to go,” said Lhara. The magic carpet sped and took Lhara and Bilt home.
“What an adventure! now, no one to tell us no or where to go or say we’re only dreaming to fly with magic carpet,” said Bilt.