The 11:59 by Patricia McKissack by Stephen Thomas ll
On a daily basis Lester Simmons went to the St Louis Union Station where he shined shoes. He told stories about the old times to the family he'd ever known. Lester was a retired Pullman car porter.
Do you want to here my stories?
Lets Hear them.
Oh No! Its 11:59, What am I going to do.
Lester Simmons took his regular transportation home when he felt a sharp pain in his chest. At that very moment Lester heard the sound of a train whistle. He checked the time and it was 11:59.
Lester reached his apartment where he planned his escape of the 11:59. He worries and starts to take action and do what he planned. Lester is afraid of death and sadly there is no way to escape it. Tick Tock Tick Tock
I need to hurry up.
Lester checked the time and it was 11:57. The whistle sound whistled again closer than before. He had pain in his chest that grew heavier. Tick Tock Tick Tock
Lester speaks with an old friend who had been killed by the 11:59. After the conversation with Tip he goes on to accept death.
Is that you Tip?
Time had ran out. Lester was hit by the phantom death train and it collapsed his heart. Lester died.