A Bolt To The Sea
Eleni Nicolas, Grade 4
YARR, LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN!
When the crows chirped, the crickets sang, the hens cooed, when the cars began to crowd and the sun was rising, the children awoke to hear not only the hum of the city, but also their worried father calling them from below the stairs.
“Children!! Come down here!”.
“Liall I, Cordelia, Diana, Destiny and the twins!”
The worried children rushed down, to find a not-so-healthy looking mother sprawled across the floor. Black steam was oozing out of her mouth. Their worried father steadily recited what had happened to her.
“Your mother has been paralysed by an ‘hourglass of hope’ in the night while she slept”.
He went on to explain how this 'hourglass' stores peoples hopes and wishes and leaves them with nothing.
In order to cure their precious mother, the children were instructed to find the 'hourglass' on a pirate ship called the “SEA BOLT”.
"Liall, you must help your mother" father said." Look after the girls and find that hour glass". He turned and looked at us with great worry and anxiously said "Twins, Walt and Will, don’t do anything silly. I wish you gods speed, my precious pirates".
Liall here! Yeah, just like dad said. Dumped outside on the sidewalk, told to go on a crazy quest, I didn’t even get the chance to introduce myself. I am cool, awesome -
[Ow! No comments from you, Cordelia!] I've got blonde messy hair and I've got heaps of swagger.
Let me get to the details of our big adventure. We boarded the ship, lucky enough to volunteer as crew members. We have met the captain, who calls himself Bloodstained Blade. Diana gets seasick on boats, so she remembered to take tablets every couple of hours. Destiny was ordered by the captain to do all the cleaning duties when -
[Ow! Not one from you too Destiny! Sigh.]
YARR, curse that scallywag!
Cordelia, here. Sorry about that. My brother is such a looser-
[Not a word from you, Liall!]
Anyway, we boarded SEA BOLT and were ordered our duties on the ship. We’re on the sea now, and the captain “Bloodstained blade” bellowed, “I want all ya’ buts in beds!!”
Well, were not on the ship to sleep! We began looking for the hourglass dad mentioned, disobeying the captain’s rules. We’ve been on the ship for two days now, and still have not found it we are lucky enough to be on it, seeing the problems the twins, have caused. Now, since my brother is a horrendous narrator of this story and at describing our appearances,Well, were not on the ship to sleep! We began looking for the hourglass dad mentioned, disobeying the captain’s rules. We’ve been on the ship for two days now, and still have not found it we are lucky enough to be on it, seeing the problems the twins have caused. Now, since my brother is a horrendous narrator of this story and at describing our appearances -
I’ll describe them for you, and then hand over the ‘mic’ to the identical twins. Diana, with hair as black as coal, and watery blue eyes is the shy one. Destiny, with perfect complexion and brown hair is the adventurous one, and then there’s me, with chocolate hair, brown eyes and bravery, courage and intelligence. I won’t describe Liall!
WLT AND WILL here.
[No! Your name has an A! W-A-L-T! WALT!]
“Oh. Sorry. WALT and WILL here. So, where are we up to? Cordelia and Destiny found the hourglass in captain BSB’S [Bloodstained blade] pocket”.
[What a waste of looking, ha Walt?]
What to do bu steal it and report back home.