by Soraya, Year 2
Once there was a little girl called Crystal. She lived in a cosy little cottage, high up in the snowy mountains. When she had time, Crystal used to walk down to the village harbour and sit on the benches to watch the boats sail out to sea. Below her she could see the village of Waves. It was spring and everybody was spring cleaning. Crystal stared at the village harbour. Her father was the village fisherman and Crystal had wanted to get her own ship ever since she was little. Her mother had asked her one thousand times why she wanted a ship and Crystal always replied she wanted to be warmer and go for adventures in the lost islands.
One morning it was bright and sunny so Crystal decided to down to the village and buy a ship. Crystal had enough money to buy her own ship because she had been helping out at the grocery shop to sell groceries and she had earned quite a lot of money. Crystal bought a large ship with humongous sails. As she set sail, she saw a gigantic shadow looming over her. It was a pirate ship!
Crystal panicked! She found herself being hoisted off her ship’s deck onto a much larger deck. The pirates made Crystal cook the most complicated dishes with rare ingredients such as giant mussels, dolphin prawns and deep sea mud. The pirates were also mean to Crystal, she was only allowed to eat bread and water and was often hungry.
As Crystal cooked, she began thinking about how she would escape. Suddenly she had a good idea. She could set the kitchen on fire while the pirates were eating dinner. So that night, when the pirates ate their dinner, she tried out her plan. She tried to turn on the oven and burn the ship but it didn’t work because the gas had been turned off. Then Crystal thought of a different idea. The pirates had gone to bed and she could use dynamite barrels to blast them away! Crystal gathered all the dynamite barrels from the cellar of the ship, hopped into her boat set the dynamite on fire and…. BOOM!!! She escaped the sinking ship just in time.
Crystal sailed back to her town and arrived safely at her house. She enjoyed her voyage so much that she decided she would take her mother for a ride and they could have more adventures together!
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