His dad eventually let him discontinue his schooling and join his brothers taking care of the sheep on the family ranch.
One day a war broke out and his brothers left to go fight for their country. Davey wanted to go but, once again, he was too young.
He stayed and took care of the flock. He practiced all day long with his favorite weapon of choice, the slingshot. He remembered the bully from school and would use his imagination to turn a large rock or a tree into that bully and use it for target practice. He became very adept at this skill, which was a good thing. You see, not all the enemies were imaginary. There were wild animals that threatened the flock. He was the only thing that stood between the two.
One day his dad sent him to the front lines to supply his brothers with food and to return with an update of the war.
Little did he know that his life would be changed forever that day.
When he got to the battle site he discovered that the enemy had sent out a challenge. An ancient tradition that would allow both sides to send out their best warrior and let them fight . Whoever was left standing, their nation would be victorious and the losing nation would be considered defeated and then enslaved.
Davey’s king looked like a warrior. He was a head taller than anyone else. He had a reputation of killing thousands. Davey was sure that his King would be their warrior to represent them in battle.
However, his king thought otherwise. The enemies’ warrior came out everyday and taunted Davey’s people. When the king saw the size and strength of this man he knew he didn’t stand a chance. He issued a reward to the person who would come forth and take out this enemy. There were no takers.
Davey remembered that bully back in school and the vow he had made to God that he would never back down from a bully again.
Some call it a lucky shot and others call it the providence of God. Davey swung that sling with all his might. He released one side of the sling at exactly the precise moment allowing it’s projectile to enter the atmosphere at a high velocity and at the proper trajectory.
The missile ended up embedded in the giant’s forehead between his eyes. He dropped like a huge Redwood tree.
When he hit the ground dust flew up to the ozone obscuring the sunlight. The Earth shook for miles around.
When the dust settled there was one less bully in the world.