“Get in!” Echoed a voice. A new born elephant was just separated from its mother. He had no name and now no mum.
The ship was crammed dark and every wake rocked him even more. His eyes where full of tears and he struggled to hold them in. It took hours to get to the new country. All of the elephants tugged off the ship and in to new enclosures.
He opened his eyes and squinted with light. Birds squawked and he could here other animals. There where blue mountains in the distance: his new home.
Years passed, he was still an elephant but not a lonely one. Hundreds of people passed each day, but he just wanted freedom like other animals. Little for him to know what he was in for.
In class we have been learning about history in Australia and England in about 1788. We also wrote a historical fiction based in this time. Below is my story. also click here to hear me read my story:
A long way from home
“Where’s mother?” queried three year old Isabell. “She will be home just after noon, father on the other hand will not be home for several hours.” There was a knock at the door and Sarah rushed to the front door “We are back from the market,” called a voice. Sarah heaved open the squeaky wood door. One girl and four boys walked in “Good afternoon Julia, Charles Michael and George,” Good afternoon they all replied back.
Julia was just about to turn 10, Michael just turned 5, George was 8 and Charles was 19 one year older than Sarah. “How was work?” Sarah asked Charles as she walked Isabell in to the kitchen. “Well working at a blacksmiths is hard, but it has its rewards,” he said. Sarah had made an apple pie with the apples off the tree.
“George did you forget to pick up the carrots for the stew?” Sarah asked “Yes I did,” he replied, “but I can go and get them with the money I earnt today.” George ran down to the market but instead of paying for the carrots he just took it and ran home.
There was a loud knock at the door Sarah was confused George was already home who could it be. She heaved open the door. A police officer was standing there “Hello mam we think one of your sons has stolen some carrots who would this be?” “I don’t have any sons,” Sarah replied, “but I do look after my brothers and sisters.” George trudged to the front door “I’m really sorry I did not mean to steal,” said George. Sarah stood there in shock. “Well I’m afraid you will have to go to go to court,” the police officer replied
Charles and Sarah took George to court early the next morning. They left Julia in charge. When her parents asked where George was Julia told them the whole story of how George sole carrots. The whole family was anxious to see what would happen to George.
Meanwhile Sarah, Charles and George where waiting for his court session to start then a voice called “George Ivit” ,and all three of them walked into an large oak wood room. A man showed George to a seat then showed Sarah and Charles to seats which looked to be commentators seats. “George Luke Ivit age 8 is this correct?” asked the judge. “Yes,” George replied. “Did you steal 4 carrots valued at 8 shillings?” asked the judge. Yes George replied again. This felt like forever to Sarah but it ended at “Guilty seven years transportation!”
Several months passed since George had been sent on the first fleet to Australia. The whole family was heartbroken, so they wrote a letter to him even though they knew it probably would not make it. The letter said:
We hope you are going ok in Australia. We all really miss you and hope you are doing well. We can’t wait for you to come home. Have you got their yet? Is it a nice place?
Mother father Michael Charles Isabell Julia and Sarah
The family tried to have a normal life the next 7 years, but to them it was nearly impossible waiting for him to come home.
My favourite film is Harry potter and the half-blood prince these are the reasons why I think this:
Firstly after reading the book I felt that the movie had to fill the same shoes as the book as the book being realised 6 years before, and I feel the movie did very well in doing this. For example when making quidich you need to find a way to film that I found out that they made it by using a robotic machine that moves the broom then they green screen it.
Secondly they had to stay accurate to the five movies before this movie because some people would notice, they could not take away what they had already put on the screen but not add to much for example they could not make Harry with blond hair they could not have Ron with brown hair Luna Lovegood can’t become serious.
And these are the reasons why I think harry potter and the half- blood prince is my favourite movie. Is it your favourite movie now?