One day, whilst wandering along a beach Tom found a funny looking felt hat. The hat was in such good condition that he picked it up and put it on. It felt so good that he kept it. Then he resumed walking along the beach. He came to some girls who went down on their knees and called him master.
Tom looked at them and asked what they were saying. They just said, “Master.” So Tom took the hat off, the girls looked at him and said: “What are you looking at, old man?” He put the hat back on and started to walk along the beach. The girls went back down on their knees and said, “Sire.” So it was the hat.
Tom beamed to himself and used the efficacy of the hat to get what he desired. The next morning the hat was gone, but where? He did not know. It felt as though he still had the hat on. The feeling was strong. He realised that the hat had entered his mind.
Tom tested his mind powers at the racetrack. He backed three horses in each race, for eight races. He got first second and third in every race.
In time, Tom learnt to use the power of the hat to travel all over the cosmos. All he had to do was think of a place and then he was there. Tom went to England to see the sights even the Queen. With his power of invisibility, nobody discovered that he was there–even in the safe of the bank of England.
Tom lived in an ordinary-looking Government housing but inside it was like a luxurious palace with hundreds of rooms and servants. Anything he lacked came just by thinking of it. Tom lived in luxury whilst collecting unemployment benefits. If he wanted lollies, ice creams or chocolates, they were there–food, drinks–anything he coveted. When Tom went outside, he looked so pitiful every one thought he didn’t have any money to his name.
After a while, he found that he was unhappy with the ability. Therefore, he wanted to get rid of the power–but he did not know how. Tom discovered life was no longer a challenge with this power. Then Tom realised the powers of his mind were too fearful for any one to use so he must keep them to him self forever. Too much of a good thing is not fun.
(C) Jessica Blair