Jack started to climb the wall without pausing to think. He was determined to see what was on the other side despite the challenging climb. He finally made it to the top and was in awe of what he saw. With rolling hills and glistening streams, the world beyond the wall was vast and stunning. Jack was transfixed by the scene and failed to notice the sun setting behind him.
Jack realized as night fell that he had no idea how to climb back down the wall. The wall was too high and smooth for him to climb back down, so he looked for a way down. He was trapped on the opposite side, scared and alone.
Jack spent days wandering the countryside in search of a route home. Along the way, he came across many helpful people, but none of them could aid him. Thinking he would never see his family again, he started to lose hope.
One day, as Jack was strolling down a dirt road, he noticed some passing travelers. With bright clothing and wild hair, they had an odd appearance. Jack was hesitant to approach them, but he was in need of assistance badly.
He was surprised when the travelers embraced him. After hearing his tale, they vowed to assist him in returning home. They took him under their wing, showed him the wonders of the world beyond the wall, and taught him their customs.
Jack started to feel like he had a new family as they traveled together. Never before had he felt so happy, free, and alive. Still, he yearned to go back home.
One day, as they were traveling through a small town, Jack recognized a face. Mrs. Jenkins, a nearby neighbor, answered. She had been utterly concerned about him, so when she learned he was safe, she was ecstatic.
Jack was able to get back over the wall with the aid of Mrs. Jenkins. With a promise to never forget the lessons they had taught him, he bid his new family farewell. He experienced feelings of sadness and loss as he descended the wall, but he was also filled with gratitude and awe.
He finally touched the ground and then sprinted as quickly as he could to his house. With tears running down their faces, his family was waiting for him. They gave him a tight embrace, appreciating having him back.
Jack became aware of his change as he began to live his old life once more. He wasn’t the same intrepid and inquisitive child he once was. He had glimpsed the world beyond the wall, and it had permanently altered him. But he was also appreciative of and certain that he would always value the warmth and security of his house.