up in the morning. Surprisingly it had stopped raining, the
thunder and lighting had stopped and the wind had died down. I
looked around my surroundings and I could see Anne sleeping next
to her father and I could hear Uncle Bruce snoring loudly. I
froze when I remembered the horrors of last night. The thunder,
lighting, wind and those blood thirsty bull sharks…Bull sharks! I
went to the edge of the boat and looked down into the calm, blue
ocean and to my relief the sharks had left. I felt bruised and
extremely sore. But I managed to sit up.
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couldn't sleep because of the horrors she and had seen with her
family and friends the night before. She couldn't believe that
her sister Caroline and her best friend Anne, would jump into the
shark-feasted ocean to save her uncle. Elizabeth was thirteen
years old. She had brown hair like Caroline, but had blue eyes
like the calm, blue ocean. She was also highly
Wake up!" she said shaking her twin brother Edward. Edward looked
just like Elizabeth but he looked tough and he was as meek as a
can't this wait. I'm very tired." Edward told his sister rubbing
his eyes. "What?"
him "Well you know what happened last night with
"Well what if
there are more dangerous things or animals down they're waiting
to harm us… well as if we're their prey."
you worry too much"
those sharks bit our sister really badly. She was lucky she
I wonder why the sharks bit Caroline but not Anne as well. The
thunder, lighting and the wind grew a lot stronger when she was
swinging to Uncle Bruce, Anne and Peter. I think there's
something wrong with her I also think that there's also something
special about her, but I don't know… wait! What if there's a
prophecy about here. It might go like this…Caroline chosen to
battle sharks… I can't think of more. Oh come on brain! Think! ….
Err…No. I can't think of anything know."
"Oh forget about
the prophecy or should I say your so called prophecy." Elizabeth
said laughing. "You really have sense of humour Edward. Come on.
Let's wake mum and dad up. Well, I'm starving. I feel like I
haven't eaten anything for the past two years!"
Elizabeth! The last time you ate was yesterday evening before
Charlotte sank. Well I must admit it. I'm starving as
looked down. She knew that Charlotte (Little Miss Charlotte.
Elizabeth called Charlotte that) had sank into the icy cold ocean
filled with sharks and dangerous animals.
"Mum, Dad. Wake
up! It's already morning!" Edward yelled in each of his parent's
Mr and Mrs Wood
(Jake and Sue) woke up.
"Hello you two .
. . Did you sleep well last night?" Jake asked his
"Oh! It was
great! Right Elizabeth?" Edward said a looking straight at his
replied with a fake smile " Err…. yeah. I had a good sleep as
Then she looked
at Edward and rolled her eyes at him.
"Yes…" Mr and
Mrs Wood said together looking hard at Edward. "Well…. err…. you
know. Well can we swim to Caroline's lifeboat?" "No!" Mr and Mrs
Wood exclaimed looking really hard at Edward. "You! Both of you
are staying on this boat till we find an island." Mrs Wood told
her two children.
Edward told his mother "How are going to get help? We don't have
a radio or a mobile phone. We don't even have a compass!"
"Well we can row
our boat to Caroline's boat" Mr Wood told his worried looking
"Well I want to
see Caroline!" Edward exclaimed.
her parents "I want to see Caroline as well!"
Sue looked at
her frustrated children and told them "We could all row, because
the wind has died down."
"We! You mean
dad and yourself." Elizabeth and Edward told their
kids…" Jake said looking at his two rude children. "We'll just
have to row." Sue told Jake.
told his wife astonishingly.
"Well come on
Jake, we don't have all day."
"Well Jake how
do you expect me to know about breakfast!" Sue snapped.
"Well oh well. I
will row with you but if I don't eat in the next ten minutes I'll
faint!" Jake told his annoyed wife.
they began rowing their lifeboat to meet their loving daughter,
Anne, Peter and Bruce while Edward and Elizabeth lay down and
closed their eyes as the soft, cool breeze blew against their
children" Jake said grumpily.
"Snap out of it!
Jake Wood" Sue snapped at her husband.
"Oh okay!" Jake
Edward and Anne
giggled as they saw their parents arguing.
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I lay my sore
stiff back at the edge of the boat. I didn't feel comfortable
sitting there. What if something came out of the water and hurt
friends, Bruce, and me I wouldn't make it? My stomach grumbled. I
felt as if I could eat fifty bacons and egg with a big cup of
warm Milo. I looked at Uncle Bruce. He's snoring was irritating
but the way he snored looked very funny. He's lips were curved
together and his nose turned kind of wrinkly.
we stop rowing Hon, just for one minute." I was stunned when I
heard the voice. I managed to look up and amazingly; I saw my
parent's lifeboat coming near my boat. I smiled and waved. I saw
two people stand up and wave back. My hearth leaped when I got to
recognize the people as Edward and Elizabeth. I withdrew my face
from them and crawled as fast as my sore legs could go to meet
Anne! Wake up! Edward and Elizabeth are coming to meet us!" I
yelled to Anne.
I noticed that
Anne blinked one eye and closed it again so I made up my mind to
tell her the message again. "Anne, Edward and Elizabeth are
coming now! They are rowing their lifeboat!"
That was all
Anne needed. She jumped up and spotted Edward and Elizabeth who
were waving their arms frantically and she turned to me and said
"Come on, we have to wake your uncle and my dad up."
hesitated. I wasn't going to go to snoring old Uncle Bruce and
wake him up. Besides he looked like he was sleeping deeply. "Come
on Caroline. You wake your uncle and I'll wake my dad. Okay?'
started dragging my feet to meet Uncle Bruce. Man! He's snoring
got worse every minute and I wondered how Peter slept with
Bruce's snoring. I knew I wouldn't last a minute with the snoring
going on. I'd be thinking of throwing him overboard. "Uncle
Bruce! Uncle Bruce! Wake up!" I started tapping his shoulder. He
turned side ways, grabbed hold of my arm and murmured. I snorted
with disgust. He was annoying and he was in a really good need of
a teddy bear. "Mummy . . ." Uncle Bruce whispered. 'Mummy!' I
thought ' Mummy' he was insane. I wondered why he snored so much.
Maybe he was thinking of his time with my deceased grand
getting very impatient especially with Uncle Bruce holding my
hand. 'Uncle Bruce! Wake up! I yelled. He didn't move he slept
there and boy oh boy I was getting grumpy so I took my free arm
and punched him on the chin. 'Urgh' Uncle Bruce yelled. He
quickly let go of my hand, sat up and put his left hand on his
chin. I knew that I was going to be in a huge amount of
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enthusiastically to her father; she tapped him on the shoulder
and said "Dad! Dad! Wake up! Mr and Mrs Wood, Elizabeth and
Edward are coming here. Peter woke up and said to his daughter
"Hello Anne. Good morning. How did you sleep last night?" Anne
replied with a smile "Very well thank you dad." With that she
gave him a huge hug. Peter looked around and asked ' so where is
Mr and Mrs Wood's lifeboat?' Anne smiled as she pointed north and
said "they are a little bit far off in the distance but you can
still see them." For a reply, Anne's tummy grumbled ' oh, oh …'
Anne sighted and said, "I wish I was in the kitchen then I would
have taken an apple…" 'Caroline!!' Uncle Bruce yelled.
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I shuffled my
feet and I looked down. I sure didn't want to look at Uncle
Bruce's face. Sure he was angry. "Caroline Wood! What on earth
did you think you were doing?" he yelled. I looked up and I
thought I saw smoke coming out of his nose and ears like a
dragon. I felt like laughing but I knew that if I laughed, I'd be
in even more hot water. "Answer me!" he yelled again. I looked
hard at him. In fact I must say I was staring at him. He wasn't
the uncle I knew. I had punched him a couple of times. , Maybe I
had picked the wrong time. I had to come up with a cool answer or
else, Uncle Bruce would have blown up.
Bruce. Time you woke up!" I looked backwards and I saw Peter
coming my way. I guessed he wanted to talk to my uncle so I
stepped aside. I quickly walked over to Anne who was sitting at
the edge of the lifeboat. I could hear Peter and my Uncle talking
about last night's horrible events. I didn't want to talk about
it or even think about remembering what happened. The events of
last night were too horrid to think about. I could also hear them
talking about seeing my parents and my siblings. They sounded
excited and I was also very excited as well. I couldn't wait to
see Elizabeth, Edmund and my parents again. I really missed
I sat next to
Anne and she looked straight at me and asked, "you okay?" "Yeah."
I replied. But I knew deep down I knew that something wasn't
Anne and I turned around and to our amazement we saw my family.
My heart leaped and it felt as if it would burst. Just looking at
them could bring tears of joy to my brown eyes. I soon noticed
that they needed a rope to use in linking their lifeboat to our
own. Anne noticed the problem as well and she told me "I'll go
and find a rope." And with that she wandered around looking for a
rope. Soon she found a rope under some wood. The rope was
extremely long. Anne came to me and passed me the rope. I tied
one end of the rope in a knot to my lifeboat and I managed to
throw the other end to Edward who caught it and gave me thumbs
up. He tied the end to his lifeboat and went to meet dad who was
still rowing with my mum. I smiled when their lifeboat came
closer and closer until their boat hit ours. My uncle (who had
definitely calmed down) and Peter walked over to me. I just
couldn't wipe the smile off my face.
"Caroline!" I looked up and I saw my mother stepping away from
their lifeboat rushing to meet me. I quickly walked over to her
and gave her a huge hug. Mum was crying but I didn't worry
because I knew that they were tears of joy. I too felt tears
coming out of my eyes. Mum bent down and wiped my tear off my
face with her gentle hand. She told me "Hey. I'm proud of you.
You were very brave last night." I nodded and she kissed my
forehead and moved back. My daddy came up to me, gave
me a hug, lifted me and swung me up me around in circles.
I laughed. It
was good to see my parents again.
"Hey sis." It
She ran over to
me and gave me a hug. We both soon started laughing. I looked up
from Elizabeth and I saw Edward. He was rubbing his nose and I
didn't think he'd give a hug because we never got along. He
looked at me and smiled. Of course he didn't want to miss getting
a hug from his big sister so he ran to me and Elizabeth stepped
away from me as Edward hugged me tightly. I could see dad talking
to Uncle Bruce and mum was talking to Peter. I started hoping
Bruce wouldn't tell my dad I punched him. "Help!!" Elizabeth,
Edward and I turned around.