One day I woke up and I was an animal in the zoo. The animals were calm and didn’t hurt each other. (Or so I thought …I didn’t know how wrong I was.)
One day they were all bickering about who was the better animal. Everything was calm … ’til the lion called everyone out and then the elephant delivered his speech… Everyone got scared and the elephant said he was the biggest and all others were small.
Suddenly the giraffe walked in and a huge riot broke out… But then I woke up and realised it was a dream. Phew, I said to myself.
There is a tale in the African culture of an Elephant who gave a speech that brought peace and fair hunting to the Savanna.
It was a warm, dry African evening. The Elephant called a meeting because the lions and zebras were fighting as the lions were killing all the zebras. As soon as the two groups of animals saw each other they started bellowing at each other.
“QUIET” the Elephant shouted.
Then the Elephant delivered his speech. “Lions, if you kill all the zebras than you will have no more food.”
The lions agreed and the zebras were happy too.
This is why the African people spell Elephant with a capital E. Without him, zebras would be extinct.
It had been a very long summer in the Mukdaman reserve. Mukdaman was over 500 acres of land located between Namibia and Angola in Africa.
There were over 100 different types of animal living in the reserve. Each animal had found the summer months very hard and were waiting for the rainy season to start. The problem that they had was that there was only one watering hole in the whole reserve and the level of water was getting lower each day.
The king of the reserve “Leo the Lion” had called a meeting to try and resolve the problem they had. The Zebras , Birds and Rhinos all said they should all be first. The Monkeys and the Hippos wouldn’t stop arguing, the Hyenas were laughing all the time and the Snakes kept trying to eat the Birds. It was mayhem.
It was then that the Elephant delivered his speech. ” I will use my trunk to spray everyone, to wash them, as I saw on the gamekeeper’s TV once – that showers use less water!”
The animals all stopped squabbling and agreed it would be the quickest and most efficient way so everybody would get to use the water.
Peace was restored in Mukdaman!
It was a dull day. The bombings sirens were still going off. There was a letter sent out to every house in the town. On each one of them, there was a gold stamp with the letter M on it. When I opened it, it was from the mayor. He said for us all to be in the hall for the last speech. The Mayor was as fat as an elephant so everyone called him “The Elephant” but he didn’t mind. After a while, we got to the hall and the Elephant delivered his speech. “Now people I know this has been very scary but… BANG!!!
A bomb had hit the hall there were about 500 hundred people in it and not one lived.
It was the last day of school and I was very excited. We were told to bring five euros for a play. I packed my lunch and headed off. When I got to school the play was about to start. The play was about talking animals. They were talking about animals becoming extinct. Then the elephant delivered his speech. He said that he should be protected because elephants were becoming extinct.
Everyone agreed except one animal … his name was Lion. He said that he was going to die out faster. Eventually the lion agreed to help the elephant.
Tens of thousands of elephants are being killed each year for their ivory and soon they might go extinct. A group of elephants decided to do something to end all this. Elephant poaching needed to stop.
The leader of the elephants, Cator, waited for all the other elephants to arrive. Then the elephant gave his speech:
“We are being killed for our ivory. This needs to stop. We must walk to the Global Sanctuary for Elephants and encourage the humans to help us in our quest. Together we can fight the poachers.”
Off they went to start their journey.
It was a bright summer day in the deep jungle where a group of tropical animals was discussing how to stop the carnivores from killing all the animals.
The Zebra said, “We could gather everyone up and hide from them.”
The Flamingo said “Or we could try to fight back against them”
Then the Elephant delivered his speech “We should make peace between us and the carnivores”
The Animals agreed so they set off to find the carnivores. Sometime later they found the carnivores. After a while, the carnivores agreed and peace was made in the tropical forest for the first time.
One morning as I got out of bed I decided that I was going to try to find the lost gold viola. My mythical legend book said that it was buried somewhere in the town park so I grabbed my shovel and headed down there. I searched non stop for 48 hours. I only realised how tired hungry and thirsty I really was when I stopped working.
Just as I was leaving the park I noticed something extremely shiny in the park keepers shed of ancient artifacts I ran over and peered in through the window. That’s when I saw the lost gold viola sitting on a shelf.
I was taking my dog for a walk on the beach when a piece of paper was sticking out of the sand. I pulled it out and it was a treasure map! I looked closely at the map and saw a gold marker in the middle of an island. I had to find out where that island was.
My friend worked for the military so I sent it to him. The next day I received a package from the military. They sent me a map, a letter and the treasure map that I had sent to them. It seems like they were searching for a lost, ancient gold viola used by a wealthy king.
I had been searching for the gold temple for two months now. I pushed through some bushes and then saw a massive gold temple. It was the Lost Temple of the Gods.
I took the viola out of my backpack and started the play. The stone doors slowly slid open. I stepped inside and took it all in.
Suddenly I heard a shout for help. I looked into a corner to see one of the previous explorers … Tied to a chair… I rushed over and untied her. She gasped in relief before running to the door.
Then out of nowhere, a monster appeared in front of me.
It was a nice hot summer day in the ancient city of Úgraphelo (yu-gra-fee-lo) when a huge gold light shone from the great temple.
The whole city stood there attracted to the light. While one man saw everyone attracted to the light he decided he was going to try and stop the light. Luckily he knew the terrain off by heart so he closed his eyes and made the run…
As he made it to the light, he saw someone come out of the temple discreetly. He knew he was the one doing this.
He ran into the temple to stop it, but it was too late- the light got bigger and bigger until it exploded and consumed everything in the city and all that was left was a huge crater…
One day Christian and I were at home bored. We decided to go to the haunted shafts. We found a massive rock and there was a hole in it and inside was a leprechaun playing some viola. We left him alone and went further in.
We got lost- inside what seemed to be an ancient gold mine. We dug up some of the gold and took it home and we got 400 thousand euro for it. We saved the money for college and educational stuff and in the end we both became teachers in the same school.
I woke up one morning and I said to myself I’m going to use my metal detector today. So I told my mom I was going, then I headed off.
At first, I searched and didn’t have any luck but suddenly I heard a beep. I ran back home and got my shovel and started to dig. I hit a big case. I was very excited as this was my first find. I picked it up and opened it.
Inside was an ancient gold viola. When I was about to go home I realised that I was lost. I tried to find my way home and I did but it was very dark when I got home.
It was a scorching day in the Sahara. My Dad and I were explorers and we have put historical animals in the natural history museum in Dublin.
As we packed our tents into our bags, I saw a tiny triangular shape under us. We brushed away the sand and saw a yellow block. It was a pyramid we took out our shovels and dug. My dad studied pyramids for years and he knew that the entrance was near the top.
We got in and saw a light leading to a tomb. We followed the light and saw gold and a viola. As we searched we saw an ancient mummy. It was amazing… That was when we noticed it was the lost Egyptian.
There was a rumor going around about tons of undiscovered gold in Brazil. I was flying to Brazil for holidays so I thought I might as well look for this ‘gold.’
I liked exploring a lot so I decided to look around a forest. After I did some exploring, deep in the forest I found a lost and ancient village. It was a cool discovery.
On my way out of the forest I tripped over something… Gold!… I dug up around the gold and realized the ground was covered in it. I took as much as I could and went back to where I was staying. I was happy with my discovery.
My trusty assistant Viola and I searched for years to find the lost, ancient mummy’s tomb.
Finally, after an awful sandstorm, a dark crevice was revealed on the side of a pyramid. We slowly and carefully crawled through it in case it collapsed. When we got to the other side, the most magnificent room came into view.
There was a giant sarcophagus made out of gold, with rubies, sapphires and diamonds on it. The room was filled with gold and precious jewels. As soon as we touched a gold chalice on the ground, the whole room began to crumble.
Luckily we got out alive but with no gold. We decided to keep the tomb a secret.
It was a stormy night. I was on my way home alone. It was quiet, very quiet. I had started to question why every single house was dark, lights off, curtains drawn. I didn’t think much of it because it was 1 o’clock in the morning, but I would soon find out why the neighborhood was so dark.
I saw a dark figure in the distance. I thought it was just another person walking, but then the figure raced at me. And that’s when I knew I should run.
I dashed to my house faster then I had ever run. But the dark figure was just too quick. As I was approaching my house I tripped over a stone in my garden. That let the figure catch right up. It let a vicious glare at me.
I closed my eyes and everything went black…
One day as I was on my way to school I spotted a line of people waiting to give the two class bullies their lunch money. The reason everyone lined up was because they knew that if they didn’t give the bullies money they were guaranteed a miserable life at school. I joined the line just like everyone else and waited for my turn to pay up. When it was finally my turn I did something that I really regret doing I told the bullies to go away and I refused to pay them my lunch money. They got so angry that I was sure there was at least a 90% chance they would explode. That’s when I knew I should run.
I was at the field enjoying the breeze and I saw a farm with a bunch of chickens. I thought it would be lovely if I could play with the chickens. So I went to the fence and put my hand out and one came over and plucked me… Then 30 more rushed at me… That’s when I knew I should run.
They started to jump over the fence and were squawking angrily. I rushed into my house, locked the door and told my parents not to look outside. I looked on Facebook and saw a video of a person running from chickens.
Hell, that’s the only word I can use to describe what happened that dreadful day.
I was at war fighting for my life. My whole team had died. I was the only one left. Then suddenly I heard the thumping of horses hooves and gunshots aimed at me. That’s when I knew I should run. I ran as fast as my legs would take me but it was of no use; the enemies started throwing grenades.
Suddenly I blacked out. I woke up a couple of days later in a hospital. I was extremely injured but luckily I survived. We had won the war.
The weekend finally came so my friend and I went outside to play some basketball. Next to my house there was a very old house with stone walls surrounding it. I took my shot and the ball went straight over the wall.
“You threw it so you get it” Jake said.
“Fine” I replied.
I hopped the wall. Since the ground on the other side was much lower I wasn’t able to hop back over. The man who lived there jumped out of his back door and started sprinting towards me. That’s when I knew I should run. I was cornered, but Jake had managed to open the gate in time. I just barely got out.
While I never got the ball back I’m happy I never got caught by that grumpy old man.
I unclipped the leash from the collar of my dog, Lulu. I let her bolt off and then continued through the woods. Suddenly Lulu stopped at a bush and started to bark at it. I thought nothing of it and walked passed her. I only got suspicious when I heard the sound of wings beating behind me. I spun around and couldn’t believe what I saw. ..It was a baby dragon flying in the air. My eyes widened as a massive mother dragon stepped out of the bush. That’s when I knew I should run. I called Lulu and clipped the leash back on. I sprinted the other way and didn’t stop until I was about a kilometre away.
I was super excited. My mom was going to take me to the new museum down the street. From what I heard, it has a lot of ancient artifacts. from the late 1500s. Before I knew it we were in the car going there. When we got there it was awesome- there were so many cool things and items.
Suddenly everyone started to scream and run. That’s when I knew I should run. We ran but didn’t know from what. I saw the police bash the doors down. I was scared. After my mom told me that there was a robbery and we were lucky to survive.
My mom and I were on a walk and we saw lots of things! We walked past a farm and we looked in and a calf was being born. We saw about 13 horses and a foal being born. We were walking through a field when the foal was born and the mother looked at us in a weird way, that’s when I knew we should run. We turned around and ran onto the road and saw some silage. We watched it for a while and then went home.
I watched as the last bus of the day passed by. Night had fallen and the streetlights were aglow. Gone was the hustle and bustle of the day, gone was the smell of diesel fumes, after the last bus had departed.
I could see from my bedroom window the shadows of the bus stop and the orange glow of the city beyond. I often dreamed of perching myself on top of the canopy to go stargazing, and tonight I would. I slid open the window and hopped onto the window ledge.
Tonight was a breezy, cold and blustery night. I grasped on to the slippery gutter and slid down it. It would have been easier to go out the front door as my clothes were covered from the sludge on the gutters.( A great start to my adventure!)
As I began my ascent up the bus stop canopy I could hardly contain my excitement; it was like climbing Mount Everest, and finally, I got there. The cold night air hit my face with a blast; it was so welcoming after the climb up, but it was well worth it, the view was amazing.
I opened my backpack and got out all my essentials, my compass, my blanket and grandad’s old binoculars -the old gold-colored clasps on them shone in the moonlight. To my amazement, the night sky was aglow, so different from my bedroom window.
When I decided that I wanted to swim the English Channel I wanted someone to go with me so I decided I’d teach my dog who was afraid of water to swim. I was so excited to get started that when I was running around looking for my dog I tripped over him and broke 2 of my fingers. I had to wait 3 weeks before my fingers healed.
During that time I told my brother to take the dog down to the river and try give him a head start on swimming. But what really happened was he went outside and tried to teach the dog to read.
It looked stormy up there.
Why couldn’t my relatives choose a better place to reside in, like Spain.
There was only one way up, by plane.
Waffles, the dog and I set off into the air. I had to fly around the back of the mountain to land on the Manor’s private runway.
BEEP! BEEP! Pull Up, Pull up!
The plane began to plummet into a nosedive. I was heading straight for the river. I leveled the plane off just in time as the aircraft’s underbody skimmed the water.
I looked at the gauges – we were out of fuel.
Little did I know today would be the day my dog ironically named Hero would become famous .
The day started out normally, I had my breakfast and decided to take Hero for a walk in the forest. We walked along the gravel path, some fallen leaves crunching at our feet. We made our way to the river to go for a swim when we heard screaming…
A child was being dragged along by the current. Hero leaped into the water and helped the child out.
Hero was a hero. The child thanked us and went home. Later that night Hero and I were on the news. I was so proud of Hero.