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TITLE (EDIT)
Billie The Mole
DESCRIPTION
A short story about a mole.
[797 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Animal
AUTHOR
Adam Robinson
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Me
[March 2007]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (1)
Nethron (Novels) A fiction fantasy story [13,894 words] [Fantasy]
Billie The Mole
Adam Robinson

Billie was a mole who lived in a cave with other moles. He was a very happy mole, and never had to run from other animals, or from people.
Today was his grandfather’s 116th birthday. It was also Billie’s 60th birthday
They had all the old time games for grandfather, including a jumping contest, a digging contest, and a climbing race. (You see, moles never really grow up.)
But for Billie, they had all the newest games, such as hide-and-go-seek, a bravery contest, and other games.
But this took only a small amount of time. The rest of the time, they ate lots of delicious stuff, while listening to the birthday boys make speeches.
During Billie’s speech he was cut short. “Hmm.” He sniffed. “I smell smoke. I reckon them cooks are havin’ some problems in the kitchen. Can someone please fetch the head cook?”
“I’m right here, Billie.” The head cook said from the corner of the room. “I’ll go see what’s going on in the kitchen.”
“Thanks.” Billie answered, and went back to his speech.
A few minutes later, the head cook came back. “Billie, the cooks are there, but nothing is burning anywhere in the kitchen.”
“Uh-Oh.” Billie said. “Them people must be trying to smoke us out! Run to the cellar everyone!”
The cellar was the lowest place in the cave, so everyone went there to escape the smoke.
After about twenty minutes, Billie sent the sneakiest mole with an air hose up the tunnels to see what was going on.
He came back looking terrified. “There’s man with a gun out there on the side door, and he’s got a candle in the front door and the side door. The only doors left are the west door and the south door. If we try to escape, he’ll shoot us!”
The crowd started murmuring amongst each other.
“Quiet down!” Grandfather said as loud as his weak voice would go. “Me and Billie will discuss.”
Billie and his grandfather sat down in a corner and talked about what to do.
After a while, Billie stood up and waved his hand to get everyone’s attention. “You see, there is another door. No one but me and my grandfather know about it. But it is high time we told you. Underneath the stove in the kitchen, there is a layer of bricks. If we take up those bricks, there is a tunnel that leads right up the inside of the old rotten oak tree. If the man really is standing by the side door, then we can go up the tree and drop branches on him. While he is recovering, we can run for our lives. I know it’s a risky plan, but it might be our only choice.”
After some discussing, the plan was carried out. Two brave moles with air tanks put a pipe all the way to the kitchen, so the other moles could walk to the kitchen without holding their breath.
Billie and nine other moles went down the pipe, and set to work on getting the stove and the bricks out of the way.
When the bricks were gone, a drafty tunnel full of cobwebs was revealed.
Soon all the moles were walking in the pipes, into the tunnel, and up the old rotten tree. Billie led five other moles onto a small branch to fight the man with sticks and branches.
On the way, Billie ran into three squirrels walking the opposite way on the branch.
“What the???” The first squirrel said. “What the heck are you moles doing in a tree?”
“We’re going to drop branches on that guy, cuz he’s trying to smoke us out.”
“Well. Squirrels are the king of the trees. So let us through.”
“Where are you going?” Billie asked unmoving.
“We’re going to go collect nuts.”
“Aha! You can help us.”
“How could a squirrel help an inferior mole?”
“We have a huge collection of acorns. If you throw sticks and stuff on that guy until we get away, then you can have all the acorns.”
“How many acorns are there?”
“We have at least enough to feed one of you for two years.”
“Plan commenced.” The squirrel said immediately.
The squirrels dropped branches on the man, and then jumped down, grabbed his gun, and pointed it back at him.
The man, not believing that the squirrels knew how to use the gun, started to reach for it. But the squirrels pointed it at the ground at pulled the trigger, just to show that they knew how to use it.
The man got up quickly, and ran into his house, slamming the door behind him.
After a few minutes, Billie and the other moles were blowing out the candles, and moving back in to their home.

 

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March 2007
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