Virtually True – Paul Stewart – CBSE Class 10 English Notes
‘Virtually True’ is a story about Michael Dawson and Shultz. Both Of them are connected through a computer in the Virtual world. It is an interesting story-because this virtual world has certain real connections, which is by Michael.
The Story Retold
Michael Reads the Magazine Article
The ‘miracle recovery’ story which Michael read stated ‘Sebastian Shultz, a 14 year Old boy from South London, from a coma that doctors feared might last forever’. Michael recollects the name and thinks that he had met a person with this name and reads the story ahead. Six weeks ago, Sebastian Shultz was badly injured in a motorway accident. His condition on arrival at the general hospital was described as critical though stable. Despite the boy did not regain consciousness. Only miracle could save him and now the miracle had happened.
Michael Runs Through the Events
Michael dug into his memory and saw that Sebastian had been in a coma all this time. He felt nervous as to how it had happened. One month ago, Michael and his father had spent one entire Saturday afternoon at the computer fair. His Dad was crazy about computer gadgets and possessed all the latest ones. At the fair, Michael had bought one game for himself and started playing the game ‘Wildwest’ in 3D. There he played the game with a sheriff which was followed by another one. On being asked who he was, he did not reply. After a series of chases a gunshot was heard and the second sheriff back. Then came a message: game over With a score of 21095. On the printout Michael saw the figure Of the sheriff Who wore a jeans and sweatshirt. At the bottom, there was a message: ‘I’m stuck. Please help to retrieve me. Try DRAGONQUEST. Sebastian Shultz.’ Michael played the game as suggested the next morning, The aim of the game was to rescue the fair princess from wicked dragon and to collect the treasure.
While he was rescuing the princess he heard another cry from a second knight for rescuing him. He at once recognized him to be Sebastian. Michael tried his best to save him from the dragon but failed again and was invited for another attempt named ‘Jailbreak’. In this attempt also he failed to save Sebastian and then finally played the game Of ‘Warzone’ Where he was finally able to save Sebastian and hit a jackpot Of He now knew that Sebastian did not exist like human beings.
Michael Correlates the Virtual and the Real
Michael wanted to know more about the miracle recovery story because he thought that the Sebastian who had recovered wag the one whom he had rescued in the game. But could this be possible? He learnt that Sebastian had been playing the same psychodrive game like him. He thought that Sebastian would have been plugged into the computer when his head banged and the computer might have stored his memory in its own. He also remembered that Sebastian’s father had mentioned in the recovery story that they had lost their of games, which would have landed in the computer fair from where Michael had purchased the game. He then checked his email, where he had Received one mail from Sebastian where he thanked Michael to save his life. He offered to meet him and asked Michael to keep the games with him as he had earned them. It was a real message from the real Sebastian. They both knew that in the reliving accident something wonderful had happened. He now knew that whatever he had experienced was ‘virtually true’.
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