The New Tynesiders - Little Town - Book 2

"The New Tynesiders" follows the story of Akan Badoe; a Ghanaian immigrant who comes to settle in the North East along with many other ethnic groups. His struggle for acceptance in a racially bigoted Britain are documented. The story also follows young Jimmy Connors Hepple the boy from the "Little Town" story who is adopted by an eminent surgeon and his wife after a tragic accident where both his parents are killed in a gas explosion.
Jimmy meets Sydney a young black boy and they become friends. Jimmy the adventurer wants to work in the Arctic like his hero Sir Robert Falcon Scott. Sydney a doctor. The story takes you on a journey through the boys childhood into adulthood where colour, creed,or religion have no boundaries. The New Tynesiders will take you back from 1948- 1966.


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When the girls had got into the tent; Harry, Michael, and the two boys’s returned to the dead animal Harry took a photo of Jimmy with the bear then Jimmy took out his knife and began to skin the animal the arms and legs were put into a huge carried bag after Harry using a hack saw dismantled them.

They managed to fill three large plastic bags with steaks from the bear. Harry said he would freeze some of the meat in his large chest freezer in the double garage the rest would be given to his neighbours. Michael cut away the claws of the animal and placed them into a cloth bag.

Now Jimmy we must bury this carcase right now.

It had taken over an hour to butcher the meat but jimmy knew it had to be done.

Harry brought a spade and both Harry and Michael dug a hole four feet deep and placed the carcase into it then filled it up. They placed rocks and stones around the hole until it was covered. Then the carried the meat back to the car and placed it into the boot. It was now six am and dawn had broken but Michael knew that he and his father needed to sleep or they wouldn’t be able to drive home.

“When they got back to the tent and got inside Sydney knelt at the feet of his friend.

“I am forever in your debt Jimmy you saved my life and I will never forget your act of bravery.

“Don’t be daft said Jimmy; you would have done the same for me.”

“Jimmy; I froze; I don’t think I could have done what you did.”

Because of the adrenalin still flowing through Jimmy and Sydney’s body they were unable to sleep but lay down and talked until they heard the girls moving in the tent next to them.

Jimmy stood outside the tent and asked if the girls were alright.

“Yes we are; what is your name?

“It’s Jimmy Connors Hepple.”

They both came over and kissed Jimmy and hugged him. “We won’t forget you Jimmy; thank you.” they went to there tent and began to dismantle it. They had it packed into the car as Michael and Harry came down to see the girls off.

Jimmy and Sydney dismantled their tent and packed it away.

 They began on the other as the two men approached.

“Good lads said Harry as the four of them now mucked in and the second tent was pout away in ten minutes. They then drove the car down to the Daters Edge and hauled the aluminium boat onto the trailer.

“Right everyone let’s go home.”


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