Mr. Braschuk lived with his wife in a small house on Sixth Avenue in Port Alberni, British Columbia. He invented a MARVELLOUS MOTOR that ran perpetually on air. Everyone said it couldn't be done, but there it was, running in his workshop where children from the neighbourhood gathered to watch with interest.
Mr. Braschuk asked the local newspaper if they would write an article. The reporters promised they would at first but then began to doubt the motor's importance and broke their promise. However they were persuaded by the children who told them what a wonderful motor it was and also how important it is to keep a promise. The children always believed in Mr. Braschuk and his motor. Children intuitively realize things of value that excite their curiosity.
Mr. Braschuk was invited to a science symposium in Washington to discuss his motor. He met with other interested people as well. Mrs. Braschuk was always supportive and so they lived a long and happy life.
Mr. Braschuk also talked to the children about his garden which was just as orderly as his workshop. Sometimes Mrs. Braschuk invited the children to the house to taste her rhubarb pie.
After the children were grown and went on to discover interesting ideas of their own, they had a reunion to share what they had been doing. It was there they remembered what Mr. Braschuk had said to them. "If you could make something the world has never heard of, what would it be?"
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