Journey by Stephen Clark  
    to Ridgetown You got out

 
 
You climb out of the river and start walking through the forest. You're totally lost and disoriented - there's no way of telling which path will lead you back to civilisation. You dry out slowly as you trudge through the forest, through the fields, over hills, across log-bridges, through leafy glades, on and on through the day. The sun goes down and you keep walking - there's nothing else to do.
    Night falls. A wolf howls in the distance. Little beady eyes are watching you from the bushes. Finally, at around midnight, you see a light ahead. You arrive at a little log cabin and knock on the door. The door opens and a little old man peers out. A little boy comes to stand beside him.
    "Excuse me", you say, "sorry to bother you at such a late hour, but I'm lost and hungry and I've got no place to sleep. Can you put me up for the night?"
    "Oh, very well", he replies. "My name is George, this is my Grandson Timmy. We live a simple life out here in the bush, with no electricity or running water. We don't mind helping out weary travelers ever now and then, but if you try to steal the gold which is hidden under my bed, during the night, I'll kill you!!!"
    And Timmy says, "And I'm going to kill you during the night anyway, whether you steal the gold or not!!!"
    George shows you to your room and you get into bed. You try to sleep, but you are kept awake by the tempting thought of stealing George's gold. After all, if you stole the gold, you'd be rich and you'd have no need for a fee refund from the TAFE college. What are you going to do?
 
Steal the gold
Don't steal the gold