George's Secret Key to the Universe

George's Secret Key to the Universe ⇀ Free Download Format Kindle [ ః George's Secret Key to the Universe ] ⣔ Author Stephen Hawking ⤬ Georges Secret Key to the Universe Pigs dont just vanish, thought George as he stood staring into the depths of the very obviously empty pigsty He tried closing his eyes and then opening them again, to see if it was all some kind of horrible optical illusion But when he looked again, the pig was still gone, his vast muddy pink bulk nowhere to be seen In fact, when George examined the situation for a second time, it had gotten worse, not better The side door of the pigsty, he noticed, was hanging open, which meant someone hadnt shut it properly And that someone was probably him Georgie he heard his mother call from the kitchen Im going to start supper in a minute, so youve only got about an hour Have you done your homework Yes, Mom, he called back in a fake cheery voice Hows your pig Hes fine Fine said George squeakily He threw in a few experimental oinks, just to make it sound as though everything was business as usual, here in the small backyard that was full of many, many vegetables and one enormousbut now mysteriously absentpig He grunted a few times for effectit was very important his mother did not come out into the garden before George had time to think up a plan How he was going to find the pig, put it back in the sty, close the door, and get back in time for supper, he had no idea But he was working on it, and the last thing he needed was for one of his parents to appear before he had all the answers George knew the pig was not exactly popular with his parents His mother and father had never wanted a pig in the backyard, and his dad in particular tended to grind his teeth quite hard when he remembered who lived beyond the vegetable patch The pig had been a present One cold Christmas Eve a few years back, a cardboard box full of squeaks and snuffles had been delivered to their front door When George opened it up, he found a very indignant pink piglet inside George lifted him carefully out of the box and watched with delight as his new friend skidded around the Christmas tree on his tiny hooflets There had been a note taped to the box Dear all it read Merry Christmas This little fellow needs a homecan you give him one Love, Grandma xxx Georges dad hadnt been delighted by the new addition to his family Just because he was a vegetarian, it didnt mean he liked animals Actually, he preferred plants They were much easier to deal with They didnt make a mess or leave muddy hoofprints on the kitchen floor or break in and eat all the cookies left out on the table But George was thrilled to have his very own pig The presents hed received from his mom and dad that year were, as usual, pretty awful The home knitted purple and orange striped sweater from his mom had sleeves that stretched right down to the floor he had never wanted a xylophone, and he had a hard time looking enthusiastic when he unwrapped a build your own ant farm What George really wantedabove all things in the Universewas a computer But he knew his parents were very unlikely to buy him one They didnt like modern inventions and tried to do without as many standard household items as they could Wanting to live a purer, simpler life, they washed all their clothes by hand and didnt own a car and lit the house with candles in order to avoid using any electricity It was all designed to give George a natural and improving upbringing, free from toxins, additives, radiation, and other such evil phenomena The only problem was that in getting rid of everything that could possibly harm George, his parents had managed to do away with lots of things that would also be fun for him Georges parents might enjoy going on environmental protest marches or grinding flour to make their own bread, but George didnt He wanted to go to a theme park and ride on the roller coasters or play computer games or take an airplane somewhere far, far away Instead, for now, all he had was his pig And a very fine pig he was too George named him Freddy and spent many happy hours dangling over the edge of the pigsty his father had built in the backyard, watching Freddy root around in the straw or snuffle in the dirt As the seasons changed and the years turned, Georges piglet got bigger and bigger and bigger until he was so large that in dim lighting he looked like a baby elephant The bigger Freddy grew, the he seemed to feel cooped up in his pigsty Whenever he got the chance, he liked to escape and rampage across the vegetable patch, trampling on the carrot tops, munching the baby cabbages, and chewing up Georges moms flowers Even though she often told George how important it was to love all living creatures, George suspected that on days when Freddy wrecked her garden, she didnt feel much love for his pig Like Georges dad, his mom was a vegetarian, but George was sure he had heard her angrily mutter sausages under her breath when she was cleaning up after one of Freddys destructive outings On this particular day, however, it wasnt the vegetables that Freddy had destroyed Instead of charging madly about, the pig had done something much worse In the fence that separated Georges garden from the one next door, George suddenly noticed a suspiciously pig sized hole Yesterday it definitely hadnt been there, but then yesterday Freddy had been safely shut in his sty And now he was nowhere to be seen It meant only one thingthat Freddy, in his search for adventure, had burst out of the safety of the backyard and gone somewhere he absolutely should not have gone Next Door was a mysterious place It had been empty for as long as George could remember While all the other houses in the row had neatly kept backyards, windows that twinkled with light in the evenings, and doors that slammed as people ran in and out, this house just sat theresad, quiet, and dark No small children squeaked with joy early in the morning No mother called out of the back door to bring people in for supper On the weekends, there was no noise of hammering or smell of fresh paint because no one ever came to fix the broken window frames or clear the sagging gutters Years of neglect meant the garden had rioted out of control until it looked like the jungle had grown up on the other side of the fence On Georges side, the backyard was neat, orderly, and very boring There were rows of string beans strictly tied to stakes, lines of floppy lettuces, frothy dark green carrot tops, and well behaved potato plants George couldnt even kick a ball without it landing splat in the middle of a carefully tended blueberry bush and squashing it Georges parents had marked out a little area for George to grow his own vegetables, hoping he would become interested in gardening and perhaps grow up to be an organic farmer But George preferred looking up at the sky to looking down at the earth So his little patch of the planet stayed bare and scratchy, showing nothing but stones, scrubby weeds, and bare ground, while he tried to count all the stars in the sky to find out how many there were Next Door, however, was completely different George often stood on top of the pigsty roof and gazed over the fence into the glorious tangled forest beyond The sweeping bushes made cozy little hidey holes, while the trees had curved, gnarled branches, perfect for a boy to climb Brambles grew in great clumps, their spiky arms bending into strange, wavy loops, crisscrossing each other like train tracks at a station In summer, twisty bindweed clung on to every other plant in the garden like a green cobweb yellow dandelions sprouted everywhere prickly poisonous giant hogweed loomed like a species from another planet, while little blue forget me not flowers winked prettily in the crazy bright green jumble of Next Doors backyard But Next Door was also forbidden territory Georges parents had very firmly said no to the idea of George using it as an extra playground And it hadnt been their normal sort of no, which was a wishy washy, kindly, were asking you not to for your own sake sort of no This had been a real no, the kind you didnt argue with It was the same no that George had encountered when he tried suggesting that, as everyone else at school had a television setsome kids even had one in their bedroom maybe his parents could think about buying one On the subject of television, George had had to listen to a long explanation from his father about how watching mindless trash would pollute his brain But when it came to Next Door, he didnt even get a lecture from his dad Just a flat, conversation ending no George, however, always liked to know why Guessing he wasnt going to get any answers from his dad, he asked his mother instead Oh, George, she had sighed as she chopped up Brussels sprouts and turnips and threw them into the cake mix She tended to cook with whatever came to hand rather than with ingredients that would actually combine to make something tasty You ask too many questions I just want to know why I cant go next door, George persisted And if you tell me, I wont ask any questions for the rest of the day I promise His mom wiped her hands on her flowery apron and took a sip of nettle tea All right, George, she said Ill tell you a story if you stir the muffins Passing over the big brown mixing bowl and the wooden spoon, she settled herself down as George started to beat the stiff yellow dough with the green and white vegetable speckles together When we first moved here, his mom began, when you were very small, an old man lived in that house We hardly ever saw him, but I remember him well He had the longest beard Ive ever seenit went right down to his knees No one knew how old he really was, but the neighbors said hed lived there forever What happened to him asked George, whod already forgotten that hed promised not to ask any questions Nobody knows, said his mom mysteriously What do you mean asked George, who had stopped stirring Just that, said his mom One day he was there The next day he wasnt Maybe he went on vacation, said George If he did, he never came back, said his mom Eventually they searched the house, but there was no sign of him The house has been empty ever since and no one has ever seen him again Gosh, said George A little while back, his mom continued, blowing on her hot tea, we heard noises next doorbanging sounds in the middle of the night There were flashing lights and voices as well Some squatters had broken in and were living there The police had to throw them out Just last week we thought we heard the noises again We dont know who might be in that house Thats why your dad doesnt want you going around there, Georgie As George looked at the big black hole in the fence, he remembered the conversation hed had with his mom The story shed told him hadnt stopped him from wanting to go Next Doorit still looked mysterious and enticing But wanting to go Next Door when he knew he couldnt was one thing finding out he actually had to was quite another Suddenly Next Door seemed dark, spooky, and very scary George felt torn Part of him just wanted to go home to the flickery candlelight and funny familiar smells of his mothers cooking, to close the back door and be safe and snug inside his own house once But that would mean leaving Freddy alone and possibly in danger He couldnt ask his parents for any help in case they decided that this was the final black mark against Freddys name and packed him off to be made into bacon Taking a deep breath, George decided he had to do it He had to go Next Door Closing his eyes, he plunged through the hole in the fence When he came out on the other side and opened his eyes, he was right in the middle of the jungle garden Above his head, the tree cover was so dense he could hardly see the sky It was getting dark now, and the thick forest made it even darker George could just see where a path had been trampled through the enormous weeds He followed it, hoping it would lead him to Freddy He waded through great banks of brambles, which grabbed at his clothes and scratched his bare skin They seemed to reach out in the semidarkness to scrape their prickly spines along his arms and legs Muddy old leaves squished under his feet, and nettles attacked him with their sharp, stinging fingers All the while the wind in the trees above him made a singing, sighing noise, as though the leaves were saying, Be careful, Georgie be careful, Georgie The trail brought George into a sort of clearing right behind the house itself So far he had not seen or heard any sign of his wayward pig But there, on the broken paving stones outside the back door, he saw only too clearly a set of muddy hoofprints From the marks, George could tell exactly which way Freddy had gone His pig had marched straight into the abandoned house through the back door, which had been pushed open just wide enough for a fat pig to squeeze through Worse, from the 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  • Format Kindle
  • 336 pages
  • 1416985840
  • Stephen Hawking
  • Anglais
  • 23 August 2016