6. Invisible Factories (Genetically Modified); Abdallah and the Dervish

“An old and respectable dervish, in one of his pious pilgrimages, passed the night at the house of a poor widow who inhabited the suburbs of Balsora. The eagerness with which the poor woman received him completely gained his affection. He wished to recom­pense her for her friendship, and, as he was about to leave, he said to her :

‘I see, my dear sister, that you are poor; it will be difficult for you to amass, by your labor, as much as will be needed for the education of your son Abdallah. If you will con­fide to me the boy, I will bring him up.’

The widow, who for some years had known the dervish for a holy man, consented to this proposal with joy, and delivered, her son, into his charge.”

Abdallah and the Dervish

 

Jeff sat that night in the lab of Big Pharma wondering;

“Why did my father wait so long to tell me about the upbringing of Abdallah? It would have made more sense if he started the bed time stories at the beginning.”

Jeff then remembered that his father was reading from a book.

The Magic RIng

Memories of those bed time stories that Jeff had heard as a boy were becoming more recurrent.

“Why are these stories now coming back to me? Why now? Why so many years later?” Jeff asked himself.

However; once more, he put it out of his mind and continued working on his research.

TOMORROW:   7. The Three Sons

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About Waldo "Wally" Tomosky

I am proud of my work life (not the jobs, just the work).  Bait monger  Lawn mower  Paper boy  Windshield cleaner in a drive-in theater (if you don't know what a drive-in theater is there is no sense in you reading any farther)  Snack shack janitor in a drive in theater (ditto for drive-in theater)  Milling machine clean-up boy in a tool and die shop  Plastic injection press operator  Centurion in the US Army  Factory hand  Apprentice boy  Tool and die maker  Software user manual writer  Computer programmer  Ex-patriate par excellence  Engineering manager  Software test manager  Retiree  University administrator  System analyst  Retiree (2nd try)  Licensed amateur paleontologist  Retiree (3rd try)  Shovel bum (archaeology)  Retiree (4th try)  Delivery driver  Retiree (5th try)  Graduate student (skipped AA and BA due to the level of difficulty)  Retiree (finally got the drift of it) I have been writing for fourteen years and have fifteen books on Amazon/Kindle. Some horror, some twisted, some experimental, some essay and a few historical. I think that now I will really, really, really retire and just write. Lets see if I can do retirement correctly this time!
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