Alfred wasn’t like other children; he had no mother or father to look after him. Alfred only owned an old top hat and a small wooden flute. Therefore, Alfred would earn his keep by playing his flute on street corners, to collect donations from passers-by. However, one day, Alfred’s life was to turn upside down when two local villains decided to kidnap him and sell him to a local mine owner, Mr. Slugger. This was how Alfred’s flute became broken.
Discover what happened and find out whether Alfred ever managed to regain his freedom from the two thugs.
In common with many stories by Maxwell Grantly, things rarely ever go according to plan.
(If you enjoyed reading this free illustrated children's story, you may like to know that there are many more free books at smashwords by Maxwell Grantly: all beautifully illustrated with computer generated imagery.)