Tony's train ride

The very first time Tony rode in a train, an alarming thing happened. The train stopped at a station, and Tony's daddy popped out to buy some crisps (chips) and orangeade. He said he would be back before the train moved off again. But he had only been gone a minute when Tony looked out of the window and cried out because the train was moving. His daddy would be left behind, and he himself would have to travel all alone on the journey.

The next minute he discovered that it was all a trick of the eyes. It was a train on the next platform that moved, not the one he was in. The other train was going off in the opposite direction; its motion made Tony think his train was moving.

When Daddy came back and heard how Tony was tricked, he laughed and said, "Your eyes don't always tell the truth, Tony." When they got out at the end of their journey, Daddy showed Tony how the railway tracks seemed to close together far down the line, although actually they always kept the same distance apart.

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