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Christie

A Brave Brother

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Dear Grace, this is a story that I wrote from your inspiring idea. It's a bit lengthy, but I hope everyone would like it!

Once upon a time, in a little cottage in the woods lived a big husky called Christopher. He was a brave and caring dog and loved to explore new places… whether be his neighbour’s turnip garden or the village graveyard.

One day, his master’s eldest daughter asked him out.

“Dear Frost, let’s go on a walk! It’s been such a long time!” she said, cheerfully.

Christopher growled happily. Though he dearly loved the whole family, Christina, the eldest daughter was his favourite.

And so, out they went, into the deep green woods. With trees and trees and trees everywhere! With chirping of birds, and the gurgling of streams. Everything seemed so fresh… from the morning dew to blooming plants.

Suddenly, Christopher stopped before a fallen tree. He let out an angry and alarming growl.

“Dear Frost, you don’t have to scold that log for lying on the road!” said Christina.

But, the husky continued to growl. He wouldn’t even let the girl pass from there!

“Now, now,” scolded Christina, “Don’t become a naughty dog!”

She bent down to pat him on the neck. And then, she suddenly spotted the wooden box beside the log.

“It’s amazing…” she said, picking it up.

And indeed, it was an amazing box. Dragons, phoenix, unicorns and dinosaurs… all were inscribed in it. Slowly, and with trembling fingers, she opened the lid.

But what she saw inside, really disappointed her. Nothing was there except a rotten fruit!

Nonetheless, Christina picked it up. Maybe it wasn’t as ordinary as it seemed… Maybe it was a magical fruit that could change her into a dragon or phoenix or unicorn or even a dinosaur? She brought the fruit closer to her mouth. Just a bite…

Suddenly, someone pushed Christina hard and she fell down. Was it the spirit of the dragon that pushed her? Or the phoenix? Or the unicorn?

She looked around. What she saw, brought tears to her eyes. It was Christopher who had made her fall! Her beloved husky had betrayed her! And now, he had taken the fruit for himself! What a traitor he was!

“Don’t cry! Your face looks as red as an apple pie,” said a male voice. “And you’re already seven year old!”

Christina turned around, scared. There was nobody there… only she and her husky.

“W-Who a-are you?” she stammered, fearfully, “W-What do you want?”

Christina had read hundred stories about monsters who eat little girls. She moved as close as possible to her husky.

“O Coward Girl, look up and you shall get your answer!” the voice seemed to laugh.

“I’m not a coward!” she replied indignantly, with puffed cheeks. And she looked up.

And who do you think was laughing at her with his tongue hanging out? Yes, no-one other than Christopher, her beloved husky!

“Why did you push me, Frost?” she blurted out. A hundred questions rang in her head but she couldn’t speak them out.

“Idiot, you shouldn’t eat anything lying on the road!” he said, nudging the girl on the shoulder. “It could be poisonous! And besides…”

“What is it, Frost?”

“I’ve something important to tell you.”

Something was strange in his voice… something alarming, something stern. “Why do you think, Christina,” he started, “I’m allowed to sleep at your bed? Why do you think we have so similar names and so similar eyes? Why can I understand each of your word, gesture and feeling, Christina?”

He paused and looked at her eyes. “That’s because… I’m your big brother, Christina, cursed to be a dog.”

156 comments

Sophia on 15 October, 2019

That's AMAZING! Please ad more! Maybe a squeal... (Is that how it is spelled?) I also wish my brother was a dog... that would be so cool!

Guinivere on 5 June, 2019

Oh, Christie! Another amazing story by you! I love your stories!!!

Christie on 30 May, 2019

Thank you so much, the Wizard, Angel and Charlotte!

The Wizard on 24 May, 2019

A really cool story! So short, but so amazing!

angel on 26 March, 2019

so good

Charlotte on 21 February, 2019

Oh! nice story!

Melissa on 24 November, 2018

Grace and Christie, can you discuss with me about your any experience in a book fair or Anything related to books?

Melissa on 23 November, 2018

Christie, I am well. How are you?

Melissa on 23 November, 2018

Oh Grace, you know that one bad thing happened!! I thought she was Christina brown but she isn't! She is Christina Wilson!! And she is not this Christie!!!! We will not leave you, you know that

Melissa on 23 November, 2018

Hey, Grace, my aunt has found it from Facebook but she may be any other Christie. ( P.S you look very pretty!)

Melissa on 22 November, 2018

Christie, how do you look?

Grace on 22 November, 2018

I know that you can email each other now, but please don't leave me!

Bon45 on 22 November, 2018

Hi Insa, is THIS the Barn Chat? I thought it was in the phone...

No, actually this is not a chat, but only a section where you can comment on the other visitors' stories. But Grace and her "Barn Friends" turned it into a kind of chat ...

Christie on 22 November, 2018

Hi, Melissa and Grace! I missed you too! For some reasons I couldn't come here... (No, I didn't go on holidays ) How are you all? And Insa? And Cornelia? (P.S. Melissa, I think you found some "other" Christie. )

Grace on 21 November, 2018

I guess we are a four now!

Grace on 21 November, 2018

Melissa, where did you get the email address?

Grace on 21 November, 2018

How old are you, Bon?

Grace on 21 November, 2018

Have you seen the video yet?

Grace on 21 November, 2018

Christie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where have you been?

Melissa on 21 November, 2018

Oh Christie! How was your Holidays? We miss you!

Melissa on 21 November, 2018

Hi Bon! What is your age?

Christie on 21 November, 2018

Hi Bon, please don't call him dog! Christopher is 4 years older than Christina

Bon45 on 21 November, 2018

Melissa on 21 November, 2018

Melissa on 21 November, 2018

What do you think, will Christie come in the next Chat? What about you?

Bon45 on 21 November, 2018

It's a very nice story! How old is the dog?

Melissa on 21 November, 2018

Grace, my sister has found Christie's email and I can talk to her now!!

Grace on 19 November, 2018

If you want to kind of see what I look like type in: Ysgol Pen Y Bryn and look at THE SCHOOL (not the pub ) Look at the links and find 'class pages' find 5TOH and see the video- a year 5 project if you see someone with a white coat, that's me!

Grace on 19 November, 2018

Yes, I do feel lonely... I hope she is back soon...

Grace on 19 November, 2018

To be honest, I think that time was a one-off!

Melissa on 18 November, 2018

This quote is my feelings for Christie: "you can never love people as much as you can miss them"

Melissa on 18 November, 2018

Grace, are you saying that Annie will come in this commentary? If that is the thing you want to ask me then the answer is.... I don't know. When Christie will come, ask her

Melissa on 18 November, 2018

Yes, she can. Now, I am feeling a bit alone. First, we were 3 now we are 2! Are you not feeling that? PS- I don't have a diary.

Melissa on 18 November, 2018

The plot is so beautiful!

Grace on 18 November, 2018

AND THE PRODUCTION IS CALLED: FISH AND CHIPS!

Grace on 18 November, 2018

Well, there is a girl called Jodie and she is entered into a competition for film making. And she has to tame 20 cats including a very spoilt cat called precious. All the cats can talk. Weird stuff.

Grace on 18 November, 2018

Yes... I have this horrible feeling that she is not coming back! Though I am sure she wouldn't leave us, right? Hope you are fine! P.S. Do you keep a diary? I just have this idea... I'll tell you later!

Melissa on 18 November, 2018

Grace, what is the plot of the story: 20 cats and me?

Melissa on 17 November, 2018

Grace, I am sure she will help us! I am really missing her aren't you?

Grace on 16 November, 2018

Can Annie join in with this 'barn chat'?

Grace on 14 November, 2018

Is she ok? maybe she is on holiday, though I am sure she would tell us, right?

Melissa on 14 November, 2018

I am ready to help you, grace but where is christie?

Grace on 13 November, 2018

Who is your favourite dragon rider character, Christie?

Grace on 13 November, 2018

Please can we do 20 cats and me for the joint story? I could do with some help!

Grace on 12 November, 2018

I am sorry to hear that Melissa...

Christie on 12 November, 2018

Melissa, my favourite dress is formal gown. And holiday spot is my laptop!

Melissa on 12 November, 2018

What is your favourite dress and holiday spot, Christie?

Melissa on 11 November, 2018

Christie, what is your favourite dress?

Melissa on 11 November, 2018

Grace, I previously had a pet cat but it died... I am from Calcutta, India. I am 10 yrs old.

Melissa on 11 November, 2018

Christie, my favourite dress is what the airhostess wears and also their stockings!

Grace on 11 November, 2018

You guys are amazing friends!!!

Grace on 10 November, 2018

Okay, is this in the 1st person or second person? or a diary theme?

Christie on 10 November, 2018

Grace, what is your favourite colour and food?

Christie on 10 November, 2018

What are your favourite dresses?

Christie on 10 November, 2018

Melissa, I want to be a writer, cook and traveller when I grow up. What subject would you teach?

Grace on 10 November, 2018

I like cheese and tomato bread

Grace on 10 November, 2018

How about a game of hangman? do u know how to play it? Where r u from?

Grace on 10 November, 2018

Have u read Charlottes Web? or Pick Your Poison?

Grace on 10 November, 2018

NEARLY 100 'COMMENTS'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Grace on 10 November, 2018

Do you like Mr . Bean?

Grace on 10 November, 2018

Do you have any pets, Melissa? How old are you?

Christie on 10 November, 2018

Before we start... Let's shall decide some basic points: 1. Character 2. Setting 3. Main Idea 4. Theme 5. Narrative voice

Melissa on 10 November, 2018

Grace, your idea is awesome! I will really join in t the joint-story club. It sounds interesting! Christie and Grace, When is it going to start?

Melissa on 10 November, 2018

No, Christie, I have not read the book 'The Thief Lord' what's its plot?

Christie on 10 November, 2018

Grace, why don't check out the Books and Stories section in the Barn? It's so beautifully written there!

Christie on 10 November, 2018

Sure, Melissa, you can suggest the title too! I'm looking forward to the joint-story. Let's start today.

Christie on 10 November, 2018

Grace, I'm from London, UK. Melissa, my full name is Christina Brown.

Grace on 10 November, 2018

How about we do a joint story? since Melissa has no email address, and I am not allowed, we can discuss ideas in chats and comment area's then do a final draft, write it down. Finally Christie can type it on with our names too to make it more EXCITING! This would be the barn's first JOINT STORY! What do you think?

Christie on 10 November, 2018

Yes Melissa, I've read Thief Lord. Have you?

Christie on 10 November, 2018

Grace, I've an elder brother named Christopher. But he isn't a husky.

Melissa on 9 November, 2018

Christie, I will love to come in your home but its to far.

Christie on 9 November, 2018

Yes, Melissa, I read Then There were none. I love Vera too. Are you a fan of Greece?

Grace on 9 November, 2018

Where are you from, Christie?

Grace on 9 November, 2018

FISH AND CHIPS PRODUCTIONS: 20 CATS AND ME!!!!! (Sorry!) And what about 'Just Ellie'?

Grace on 9 November, 2018

I am Greise Irena Restieauks

Grace on 9 November, 2018

I would love to be a psychologist when I am older!

Grace on 9 November, 2018

I have not read the Thief Lord. What is it like?

Grace on 9 November, 2018

'The plot' is basically a spy agency called Spectrum and Ruby Redfort challenges people like Von Count Viscount (baddies).

Melissa on 9 November, 2018

Can I also suggest a title for the next story?

Melissa on 9 November, 2018

What is the plot of Ruby Redfort books, Grace? Christie, have you read the book 'and then there were none'?

Christie on 9 November, 2018

Dear Melissa, why don't you come at our house? It also has a "British flavour" and I can cook salami for you.

Melissa on 9 November, 2018

I have a tough Indian name so you can call me Melissa only what's yours?

Melissa on 9 November, 2018

Christie, will you be coming in the next Chat?

Melissa on 9 November, 2018

Grace, what is your favourite food? Have you read the book the Thief lord- Christie and Grace?

Melissa on 9 November, 2018

I want to grow up as a teacher. What do you want to grow up as?

Christie on 9 November, 2018

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Christie on 9 November, 2018

Melissa and Grace, what are your full names? I mean, surname included. P.S. you don't have to tell if you don't like it.

Melissa on 9 November, 2018

My favourite food is chicken items. I also like pork sausages and pork Salamis!

Melissa on 9 November, 2018

My favourite books are tales from the waterhole by Bob Graham.

Melissa on 9 November, 2018

I like the names Athena, Vera, Robert, Johny, Phillip. My favourite holiday spot is Darjeeling because it has a British flavour.

Christie on 9 November, 2018

Oh, Grace, surely you can suggest the title! P.S. do you write any stories? I think Cats and Chips Production...

Grace on 8 November, 2018

I love your names, Christie, Melissa!

Grace on 8 November, 2018

I would LOVE to go to Egypt! Do you have any siblings?

Grace on 8 November, 2018

I like the Ruby Redfort books! You should try them!

Grace on 8 November, 2018

No Christie, NO siblings. Do you have any? P.S. What is the next story about? I can suggest a title.

Christie on 8 November, 2018

Grace and Melissa, can you suggest me some names for my next story? And what is your favourite holiday spot?

Christie on 8 November, 2018

Grace, I found the treasure! It's amazing, isn't it? P.S. Do you have any siblings?

Christie on 8 November, 2018

Grace, what are your favourite thriller books?

Christie on 8 November, 2018

Melissa, I'd love to be in the story club. Let's ask Insa in the next Chat.

Grace on 7 November, 2018

We are the only people that have 'commented'

Grace on 7 November, 2018

Have you found the mirror world treasure? It's HARD!

Grace on 7 November, 2018

Good idea. (no, I don't read Agatha Christie)

Christie on 7 November, 2018

Melissa, my favourite genre is fantasy. And I also like mystery. What are your favourite books?

Christie on 7 November, 2018

Grace, which is your favourite thriller? Do you read Agatha Christie?

Melissa on 7 November, 2018

Grace, your idea is wonderful! I will also be there in the story club what about you, Christie?

Melissa on 7 November, 2018

Christie and Grace, can we together ask Insa if we can send our drawings, stories etc without using email account. Will you all agree with me?

The only alternative would be by post. Just go to the contact page

Grace on 6 November, 2018

How about we can have our own story club! (if we do, can I be the 'idea person' )

Grace on 6 November, 2018

My favourite genre is spy/thriller

Grace on 6 November, 2018

Apart from puppies I like eagles, ferrets, parrots and hedgehogs (I call them 'hedge-y-hogs)

Grace on 6 November, 2018

My hobbies are reading, drawing, bouncing tennis balls, jumping on my bed...that sort of thing

Grace on 6 November, 2018

I like Catch your death by Lauren Child!

Grace on 6 November, 2018

I am coming to the chat too!

Melissa on 6 November, 2018

I think I will come but I am not so sure. Yes, my favourite genre is horror. What's yours?

Melissa on 6 November, 2018

Christie, thank you very much! It is a short story.

Christie on 6 November, 2018

Melissa, my favourite CF book is Dragon Rider. What are yours? And my favourite animal is rabbit and zebra.

Melissa on 6 November, 2018

Hi everyone, what are your favourite books of Cornelia Funke? What are your favourite animals?

Christie on 6 November, 2018

Grace and Melissa, what are your favourite genre in stories? I guess Melissa's is horror.

Christie on 6 November, 2018

Yes, Grace, it does sound like a mini-chat! Are you coming in 11th? And what about you, Melissa?

Melissa on 6 November, 2018

Grace, my birthday is on 2 July. What is your favourite book and author?

Christie on 6 November, 2018

Grace, My birthday is on 23 September. What are your hobbies?

Christie on 6 November, 2018

Melissa, I agree with you! I too am addicted to this website!

Christie on 6 November, 2018

Melissa, your story looks interesting...! Is it a short story or novel? I really like the name Juliana

Grace on 5 November, 2018

My birthday is on April 17th. When is yours?, Christie?, Melissa?

Melissa on 5 November, 2018

Grace, I love puppies! They are so cute!

Melissa on 5 November, 2018

Christie, my pastime is watching laptop, singing, dancing and messing in Cornelia Funke's website.

Melissa on 5 November, 2018

Christie, my story's name is Juliana Kennedy. It is about a statue of a beautiful maiden who died when aged 26. In this story, her spirit tells us about her mysterious past.

Grace on 4 November, 2018

I love your idea, Melissa!

Grace on 4 November, 2018

I love PUPPYS!!!! What about you Melissa?

Grace on 4 November, 2018

This feels like a barn chat...!

Grace on 4 November, 2018

I don't really celebrate Halloween... I don't really see much point of it... did you celebrate Halloween?

Christie on 4 November, 2018

Melissa, what's your story about?

Christie on 4 November, 2018

Melissa, I like sausages most. What about you? And my hobbies include reading and writing. What do you like to do in your pastime?

Christie on 4 November, 2018

Dear Melissa, thanks a lot for your ideas! I'll write soon.

Christie on 4 November, 2018

Grace, I'm 14 yrs old. You are 9 yrs, aren't you? When is your birthday?

Melissa on 4 November, 2018

Christie do you have any pets? What is your favourite hobbies and food?

Melissa on 4 November, 2018

Christie, If there will be a story club, will you join it? I am sure I will!

Melissa on 4 November, 2018

I love pets! especially kittens and puppies. What about you Christie and Grace?

Melissa on 4 November, 2018

Can you write a story on a mysterious burnt toy factory which is haunted?

Melissa on 4 November, 2018

Christie, I also like to write stories, but I don't have a email account

Christie on 4 November, 2018

Oh Grace! How did you spend Halloween?

Grace on 3 November, 2018

Look at the comment bit of the Halloween article in the barn times Christie!

Grace on 2 November, 2018

How about we ask Insa if we can have a story club so we can discuss ideas for books?!

Grace on 2 November, 2018

No Christie, I don't have any pets. Before I was born mum and dad had a dog. It got run over. P.S. How old are you?

Melissa on 2 November, 2018

Hey Christie, what about Dinosaurs?

Christie on 1 November, 2018

Dear Melissa, sorry for taking so long! While you wait, do tell me if you want to include anything else

Christie on 1 November, 2018

Dear Melissa, sorry for taking so long! While you wait, do tell me if you want to include anything else

Christie on 1 November, 2018

Sure Grace! Let's have a looong chat next time! And I don't have any pets. What about you?

Grace on 1 November, 2018

I was born in Lithuania, I live in Wales.

Grace on 1 November, 2018

Have you got any pets, Christie?

Grace on 1 November, 2018

Next chat time we can discuss some story ideas, I have thought of something- but it is rather long so I will wait till the next chat! Warm wishes from Wales, Grace

Grace on 31 October, 2018

What about some mysterious time traveling machine that can turn you into anything you want to be?

Christie on 31 October, 2018

Grace, any other idea?

Christie on 31 October, 2018

Melissa, please wait a little longer! I'm writing about it for Halloween.

Christie on 31 October, 2018

Grace, I hope you get a real husky when you grow up! P.S. Do you live in Wales or Lithuania?

Grace on 31 October, 2018

This is such a beautiful story! Thank you! Just to let you know, I have a adorable toy husky called Storm, one day I would like to have a real one. P.S. You write amazing stories, I think that when you are older you can easily be an author!

Melissa on 30 October, 2018

What a heart warming story what is the plot of the next one?