I hid the chocolate under my bed. I just know it! But it’s been stolen. But where did I hide it all? The answer is I don’t know. I am so angry. I storm into my brother’s room. He’s got it. I go into his room. He quickly looks away from the doorway where I was standing. I come up to him and grab his shoulders. He has chocolate smeared on his face and T-shirt. I grab him and wrestle him to the ground. I knew he had eaten it. ALL of it. I tackled him to the ground. HATRED!
ANIMALS SHOULD BE KEPT IN ZOOS!
Firstly, I think animals should be kept in zoos because if we didn’t have animals in zoos, where would they all go? The animals cannot just live in the wild, otherwise we would have to many animal attacks in the wild.
Secondly, what would happen to zoos, it would ruin going to the zoos for people, and we all know kids love going to the zoo. No one could go to the zoo anymore because there would be no animals.
Thirdly, it would mean everyone who works at the zoo would lose their jobs, if it was a big zoo, then maybe hundreds of innocent people could lose their jobs if animals weren’t kept in zoos.
Furthermore, if we don’t keep animals in zoos because they wouldn’t have anywhere to go, it would ruin going to zoos for everyone and many people could possibly lose their jobs.
Junk food should be banned at school!
Here are some points on why junk food should be banned at school…
Firstly, if all kids were aloud, they would bring more and more every day. It would set a bad example for later coming children.
Secondly, it is very unhealthy. It will encourage children to eat more and more all the time and cause health problems.
Thirdly, it makes kids obese. 9 in 10 kids are obese because of too much junk food.
Furthermore, fast food should be banned from schools because they would set bad examples for later comers, it is very unhealthy and makes kids obese.
HOPE YOU AGREE THAT FAST FOOD SHOULD BE BANNED IN SCHOOLS!!
By Zedekai Di Florio-Pulis
If you don’t know what has already happened…
Rick, Alisha and Billy were running from a rabid wolf. Or that’s what Billy thought. They had been running for so long, so Billy knelt down to catch his breath. He soon realises that Rick and Alisha are missing. Seriously? Now he has to survive in the jungle on his own with no food or water. Can he do it? Or will he perish without even reaching his 20’s?
“OK kids. It all started in 1938, when I was born. I was living the life. And get this? My parents were rich. I was going to grow up to be a nice, rich young man. Until the fire came. It was caused mysteriously. Still, to this day, no one knows who caused the fire,” Rick said.
“Anyway. We didn’t all survive. Obviously I did, but my father didn’t. My mother was in tears, staring into the leaping, climbing flame. As she cried, I also stared into the charred black remains of our house. I was just born, so I had no idea what was going on. Before I knew it, my mother was sprinting, with me cradled in her arms. Now this part I remember clearly. She put me in a river and let me slowly float away. She was crying, waving sadly and slowly slipping away from me. I was still young, but here I knew that I would never see her again,” Rick looked off into the distance, at the smoking volcano on the mountain.
“What happened next Rick?” Alisha asked excitedly.
“Well, I was picked up by a pack of lions. They taught me how to be brave and strong. Soon, I was barrelling around the jungle on all fours, roaring.
Then, when I was old enough, I left the lions to survive on my own. So, when I was being chased by some huge iguana, I was taken in by the apes. They were a lot like humans. I soon learned the way of the human. They also taught me how to run, swing, jump and climb. I soon became very fast at running, strengthening my legs more and more every day. The only part I don’t know is how I learnt to talk. I first used to use grunts and hand gestures, then I started using words to communicate. Then I decided I will start to save other’s lives; by listening for help calls. My first rescue was a 10-year-old boy. I think he was trapped in a cave, with a little hole at the top that he couldn’t reach.
I swung there, on the branches of the trees, and climbed up the cave wall, just fitting through the hole. I grabbed the boy and climbed with him in my arms, through the hole. As I was saving him he told me that he and his parents had been on a holiday, and they had come across the cave. Then they had heard some rocks collapsing, his parents had been close to the mouth of the cave, so they had run to safety. But the boy wasn’t quick enough. The parents never heard his help calls, so they had assumed he had died. He said that he had been in that cave for months, surviving on rainwater. Hi skin was pale, and he said he was starving. I quickly gave him some dragon fruit. He was very thankful. I swam him to a small town. He thanked me again and went to live a new life. I have picked up many people in my life time. But never picked u anyone like you two. You were the only ones that ended up sticking with me. You were the bravest people that I have picked up,” He said, smiling. “And I will never forget finding you two,”
“And we will never forget finding you Rick,” I said. “You are the bravest person I have ever met,”
“Come on, I am going to take you home,” said Rick.
We had been with Rick for months. I don’t know how to explain it. I remember where I had first met Rick. On the shore line of the beach. We hiked to the shore.
“I’ll walk from here,” I said. “Thank you,”
“I can walk from here too,” said Alisha. “Wait, do you live in Mulberry too?” asked Alisha.
“Yeah I do. I have never seen you around here,” I said, surprised.
“Well, I guess this is goodbye,” I said, a tear rolling down my cheek.
“Goodbye,” said Rick. He gave us both a giant hug.
He then ran up to a tree, hoisted himself up it, and swung away.
That was the last time I ever saw Rick Bones ever again.
The Bush Boy
By Zedekai Di Florio-Pulis
If you don’t know what has already happened…
Billy Wesley has been picked up by a crazy bushman, Rick Bones, and they have been wandering the bush ever since, saving people’s lives. They have also bought a young girl with them, Alisha Allen, who is REALLY annoying. She just wants to get back to her normal life, but also wants to stay alive. Her only option is to learn the ways of the bush people, and to stick with Rick and Billy. She just wants to stay around a bit longer, because if it wasn’t for Rick and Billy, she would only have one singular leg…
We smashed through the bush, our calves burning. We had been running for hours.
“Rick! I think it’s gone!” I yelled. I didn’t get an answer. It must mean stop. We were running from a huge rabid wolf. Buckets of sweat pouring from my forehead, my clothes drenched, as if they had just come out of the washing machine. My body heavy, I came to a slow stop. I slumped down against a tree. Something was wrong. Something was…missing. “Rick,” I turned around. Rick and Alisha were gone.
“Rick? Alisha? Where are you?!” I yelled through the whole jungle. I ran even more. It felt like an endless room, covered with green wallpaper and carpet. I think the wolf must have got them. I found a trail of some kind of dog’s footprints. Wolf footprints. It was going in the opposite direction to the way we ran. I ran and ran. But something made me top in my path. I found a wolf. It was the wolf that had been chasing us, I recognised the scar over its lip. I also saw that it was lying on the ground. I cautiously put my hand on its body. It wasn’t breathing. I also saw that it’s eyes had been gouged out. I stared into the two small holes of black abyss. Then I saw the knife. There was a knife with a woven leaf handle. At the end of it, it had a small tooth of some animal hanging of it. I pulled it from the wolf’s body. Trying not to make blood ooze everywhere. I recognised the knife. It was Rick’s. He had killed this wolf.
I ran past the wolf and spotted more clues, I found a rag, it had been ripped from a fabric. A dress. Alisha’s dress. The flowery pattern flashed in my mind. It had probably been torn on this branch, where I found it. Then I found a red bandana. Straight away, I knew his was Rick’s. I kept running I found a locket. It had an ‘A’ engraved on the front of it. It was a beautiful. This was Alisha’s, I remember seeing it around her neck the first time we met. I opened it with a small click. I saw two pictures; a man and a woman. I guessed they were Alisha’s parents. I had been running for hours and hours. Where the hell are they? I thought. I haven’t found any more signs of them. Oh, I’m so tired. I panted and panted. I stumbled over, I couldn’t breathe. I closed my eyes.
When I woke up, I felt like a zombie. The blinding sunlight shined in my eyes as soon as I woke up. My legs were stinging like mad.
“OW!” I yelled. My legs had been bitten by bugs. I grabbed a long leaf off a tree and wiped the blood of my leg, smearing some green substance on my leg from the broken leaf. I walked a bit further, and found an aloe vera plant. Thank you! I thought. I wiped some of it on my scabby bug bites. I walked on. I was really hungry, and also thirsty. I had to find food and water fast. I really felt like I was going to starve, then I saw the coconut. I scrambled up the tree as fast as lightning. I tried sweeping my arm and grabbing the coconut, but missed, and slid roughly down the tree. I tried again and again, but just couldn’t reach. I was starting to become hangry. I am so angry and hungry. I couldn’t take it! I jump the highest I have ever done before. I swiped the coconut and slammed back down on the ground, landing on my feet, slamming the hard ground beneath me. I grabbed the coconut and cracked it open against my knee. I didn’t care about the pain, all I cared about was the coconut. I slurped the cool coconut water down my throat, not even wasting a drop. I felt so much better.
“Ahh,” I said, relieved. I hadn’t had something to drink in a very long time. But I was still hungry. I searched and searched for food, and just as I was about to give up, I saw something out of the corner of my eye. A mango tree. I grabbed all six of them and ate them slowly, savouring the delicious, sweet taste. After I had eaten all six, I kept searching for Rick and Alisha. I looked and looked more and more. Days passed, weeks. Maybe even months.
“Fire!” I heard people yelling. I ran to where they were. Finally, civilization. I ran straight to where they were and helped them put out the fire. When the smoke had cleared, I saw that I was in a small wilderness camp.
“Thank you so much!” I heard a young girl say. I recognised the voice. It was Alisha’s voice. I spun around as quickly as I could.
“Billy!” she said as she saw me. “I had no idea it was you,”
“I have been looking for you two for months, where did you go?” I asked. As I said that, Rick came from behind her. He looked at me sternly, with his deep, dark blue eyes.
“We have been looking for you everywhere too!” said Rick. I put my hands in my pockets.
“Yow!” I said. Rick’s knife. It was still in my pocket and it had given my finger a little cut. I handed the knife to him.
“Ahh. Thanks mate, thought I’d lost it, stabbing that wolf back there,” he said.
“Why did you run away? I’d thought I’d lost you and I’d have to live in the wild on my own, surviving 0n fruit and coconut water!” I said.
“That’s how I survived out here. Been out here twenty-nine long years,” He said.
“Rick, how did you get stranded out here?”
Passage 1-Blurb (back of book)
“I bet you fifty dollars you can’t eat fifteen worms,”
With a simple “okay” the bet is on.
Fried worms, boiled worms, worm sandwiches, worms with peanut butter…however he eats them, Billy must eat 15 worms in 15 days. Will he win? Or will Alan and Joe find a way to stop him walking away with their fifty dollars?
I chose this passage, because it surprised me, because in the movie, Alan is on his side, and Joe is the one who thinks he can’t eat 15 worms.
Passage 2-Page 6Paragraph 2
I will get someone to read it out.
I also found this surprising, because in the movie, Billy has a very weak stomach.
The flame crackled as we were swimming.We celebrated my birthday, then went swimming. We eat my big white birthday cake. It was vanilla. We partied almost all night, but also fit some time in for swimming. We had a bomb competition, to see who could make the biggest splash. My brother and I had very big splashes, but mine was bigger, so I won some lollies. We had a huge day, but had a huge amount of fun. After, at 11:00, we went to sleep. We had an awesome day!
I want to try and add figurative language in my 100 wcs’.
Bang! As the door slammed I knew I was in trouble. My mum stomped into my room.
“I just got a call from your teacher that you graffitied on the principle’s walls!” Yelled my mum.
“Yeah, the whole class did she taught us how to swear. Fu-,” I started.
“No! Don’t tell me,” muttered mum.
“She said they were the ‘ten commandments’ and we had to follow them. We slept instead of doing maths, and we and pizza! The teacher payed!” I said.
“Excuse me. I’m enrolling Zedekai into your school,” said mum into the phone.
Passage 1: Paragraph 3-Page 47 to 48
Here’s the passage: ‘Comrades,’ he said quietly, ‘do you know who is responsible for this? Do you know the enemy who has come in the night and overthrown our windmill? SNOWBALL!’ he suddenly roared in a voice of thunder, ‘Snowball has done this thing! In sheer malignity, thinking to set back our plans and avenge himself for his ignominious expulsion, this traitor has crept here under cover of night and destroyed our work of nearly a year. Comrades, here and now I pronounce the death sentence upon Snowball. “Animal Hero, Second Class,” and half a bushel of apples to anyone who brings him to justice. A full bushel of apples to anyone who captures him alive!’ I chose this passage because it was surprising to me.
Passage 2: Paragraph 1-Page 45
I’m not going to write the passage for this one, because it’s a bit easy so someone can read it out.
I found it funny that Boxer always obeyed Napoleon, but I think he is the traitor.
I chucked this guy in the river. So this is how it started. My mum and I were walking in the park. He was coming way too close for my liking. He seemed really specky and shifty. I was really suspicious of him. He was holding his hands behind his back. I looked behind me, and he quickly looked of into the distance and whistled. We could hear his footsteps crunching on the gravel behind us. He came really close and held some silver blade in his hand. I blocked him from my mum and threw him in the river.