Toonabango Novel

Here are the first two chapters of a novel I randomly started writing as a youngan.

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1) Toonabango.

It seemed like the ordinary day in the village of Toonabango. It seemed like the day that would turn out fine, but little did they know, the people of Toonabango, that their lives were going to be changed forever, this day. This was the day that Zin was going to strike.

This particular day started out as the most normal day, every day (except for the weekend days, of course) all the children would wake up and go to school. In this town the children got taught by their parents except for some parts of science, like astronomy and chemistry (mostly because of the equipment needed). all the other subjects were taught by their parents. There were books made by one of the kids parents who bound them and wrote them himself. There were no computers and no machenes in the town.It was a peacefull, prosperous town that had lived for generations undisturbed and happy.

There were not many people around except out west, which was out on the other side of a great vast body of water, like a sea or a giant river that stretched out for countless miles. The town was right next to the shore of a small ocean, more like a great river stretching out dividing out the east and west. There were some small islands along the shore and on the other side there were some people, also living in villages scattered around the land.The town didn’t interact with the people a lot because they were far away and they weren’t really friendly people out on the other side.

Because of the shore so close there were lots of fish and thats where lots of the food came from. The town was near the shore but there was a forest in between the two. The forest  also provided lots of food, from mushrooms to berrys. The food was carefully divided into parts. All the food collected was given to everyone and there was no money, because the leader said money was the root of all problems.

All the people worked together and each person had his or her part of the work, like in a colony of ants. There were lots of jobs to be done: Nurse, leader (solves problems), games leder, teachers, food preparation organisers, food collectors, builders, fire managers, designers and lots more. There was always a job to be done. there were even jobs for the kids like doing the dishes which would take a lot to do because of all the people that would eat and taking out the rubbish to a cave some distance away which had a deep pit in the far end. All the rubbish was thrown in but that was only for the older kids so the little ones wouldn’t play around and fall down the hole. The rubbish would rot and become new soil.

On an island out far into the water there camped Zin. She had traveled from a lush forest where vines grew thickly everywhere and there was rumour of a giant nest built in the trees, but that was just a myth. On her travels Zin occasionally would attack a village or city for some apparent reason but the people always resisted. She always moved on with Way out on the small island, Zin was deviously planning her attack.

2) Zin’s Plan

“We can beat them” a man was saying to Zin, which was sitting on a pile of rags. “What about all the others we tried to conquer!” Zin shouted “They were all too strong but this is going to be easy, on that side of the ocean the people are little wimps, we will stomp them flat”.”Yes maybe you’re right but the village is small, I have already sent spies out to look at the town, how will we all fit in the town?”. “we can capture someone, preferably the leader and make them pay a ransom of building some extensions to fit our needs. Then we will capture them and take over”. “Yes they are small but you saw the people back there, they resisted and we didn’t have a chance! This time we won’t fail! we will succeed and take over. we were kicked out of the nest A few hours later all the ships the thieves had were ready to sail out across to the far awaited beach. The beach had a single tent set up for food and shelter when Zins army came. “Have all the ships been set?!?” Zin boomed. “Yes Zin, your highness” the shaky scared boat manager squeaked from a corner of the tent of Zin. “Get all the passengers on and get this tent put away! If we are going to use the plan I have carefully set out, than we have to start on it  N O W  !!! Zin screamed at the top of her voice, which could nearly be heard at the village. In a few minutes all the people, tents and the now angry Zin were all in the boats waiting to be rowed across the sea. The ships were rowed by trained and fit workers that could do better than the task at hand.When the people got to the other side, they ate and set up camp because it was getting late. Their plan was to trek out onto the other side of the town where there were some rocky mountains with lots of caves and hiding places for the thieves to keep out of site. Their plan was to strike in the dead of nite and create the element of surprise.