A young is raped by her father, and becomes pregnant with his child. Her mother blames her daughter for the rape and the consequent suicide death of her husband. The girl is locked in her room and given little food to eat and no help through to the birth. The 14-year-old managed with the birth but soon realized something was wrong with her son. So, putting him in a box she escaped her room, left the house, and made her way to an orphanage. Kissing her son goodbye, she lay the box on the top step, leaves half a handkerchief cut corner to corner, rang the bell and ran away. The child is mentally deficient and spends the next 27 years at Barberry Hall an asylum for the mentally disabled. two days before his 27th birthday the doctor tells him he is going to die. Seymour tells him he wonts to go to heaven while in the sandpit. While laying there, a shooting star falls from the sky and lands within his reach. Seymour picks the fallen star and its warmth cured his illnesses and so returns to see the doctor.While waiting for test results to return Seymour learns to read and before the results are read, he reads the dictionary, The Book That Had No Story. Thanks to his ability to read, the young man became an academic, finds a wife and gets married, has a daughter, and travels the world.
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About the Author
Born in Colchester Essex, England, Paul has always been a hard worker. After leaving school at fourteen, he began his working life in a motor body repair shop. From there he became a builders labourer, worked in a fan manufacturing factory and became a milkman before returning to the motor body repair business. In 1989 Paul and his family emigrated to Sydney Australia where he still resides. Paul developed Acute Myeloid Leukemia in 2000, so spent a long time in hospital. It was here that he read his first book, cover to cover. His friends say the gene for reading must have been in one of the many blood transfusions he had to have. However plausible this idea seems, where his ability to write came from remains a mystery to everyone.