The First Fourth
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||Uncle Josh, Electro Quantum Bubble, Had Uncle Josh, Quantum Bubble, Independence Hall, Thomas Jefferson, Philadelphia Evening Post
The First Fourth
By Mary Lynn Bushong
1 "Uncle Josh, I know you are a major league history buff, but aren't you carrying things a little too far?"
2 Dan gestured to the long outdated clothes of the late 1700s that his uncle was wearing, complete with a three-cornered hat.
3 "Actually," said Uncle Josh, "I'm planning a very special trip."
4 "Where would you wear an outfit like that?" asked Dan.
5 "The question isn't really where but when," said his uncle.
6 "That's crazy," said Dan. "You're talking about time travel. That's impossible."
7 "Actually, it's not," replied Uncle Josh calmly. "My Electro Quantum Bubble can do just that. Where do you think I get these clothes?" He brushed some lint from his shoulder. "By the way," he continued, "I got some clothes that should fit you, as well. Want to come?"
8 Dan wasn't sure what to say. Had Uncle Josh taken a flying leap off the mental health deep end, or had he truly invented a way to travel through time? A shiver of fear prickled his neck, but it was nothing like the wave of excitement he felt over the possibilities. Before he could think himself out of it, Dan nodded.
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