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Journey in Time

Journey in Time
The year is 1998 and the war between Iraq and the United States is seven years removed. Colin Powell has just retired as Chairman of the Chief Joints of Staff and decorated as a war hero in the Persian Gulf War, Desert Storm and is relaxing in his place of residence in Palm Beach, Florida. All of the sudden while watching TV, a big loud thunderous crash is heard and Powell runs to the back yard to see what is going on. As he reaches the back yard, a funny looking vessel is sitting in his rose garden. As he goes to open the hatch, he is sucked in and bam, in the speed of light he is transformed back in time. After re-landing in the middle of a road, Powell opens the door to complete darkness and woods. The next thing that Powell sees is two men on horseback saying the British are coming, the British are coming. He stops one rider and Powell asks who are you and what year is it? The man replied, “ I am Sir Paul Revere and it is in the year of the our Lord 1777. Could this be, could he have stepped back into time, why him, why now? Colin starts walking and finally after two miles of bare and naked road, Powell stubbles upon a farm house and walked up to the door and knocks. “Who is thou at thyest door?” shouted from the house. Colin replies, “I am General Powell from the United States Amry.” The patriot upons the door and is startled by the appearance of the man. Holding a latern and dressed in Revolutionary style uniform, the guy eventually allows Powell to enter into his home. He asks Powell who he is and where he came from. Come and sit, says the man. He then begins to pry into Powell existence and intentions towards the upcoming war. Powell is in shock and dismay and finally asks, “Whom do I have the pleasure of meeting?” The man replies, “I am General Gates, second in command of the American Colonies.” As the two men sip on tea, they discuss war strategies and Gates, intrigued by the man, asks his concept on Boston. Powell, then determines and persuades Gates, that the Hudson River Valley is significant to winning the war. Gates takes the stranger’s advice and defeated the British and secured the valley. Gates impressed by Powell sends him to meet the Commander of the Colonial Army, George Washington. Washington quickly becomes enlightened by the meeting and talks strategy of ending the war with England with Powell. Washington states that his men are desparate and ready to give up, if no change can come in the war. Powell, looking at the map, tells Washington that a risky move could end the war, but it would take extreme measures and sacrifices to pull it off. The next morning at dawn the British are awakening to an armeggedon site, the Americans are on top of their position, but how? The Americans win at Yorktown and Cornwallis is forced to surrender. At the meeting of the surrender, Cornwallis asks how and who designed the move that defeated him. Washington states that, Powell had determined that crossing the river in the middle on the night and in the winter season would allow the element of surprise, as you were not expecting any action until the spring thaw. “Very Brilliant”, Cornwallis commented. As Powell began to open the door to the town hall, a quick and lound flash springs on him and he is back in the year of 1998, in his home.
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