Dan 3 – 1788

Just  after supper yesterday, I was grabbed by two soldiers and had gotten  marched off to

Lieutenant Robert’s tent. I was charged with theft

and desertion.

I tried to explain that I didn’t steal the dog, I was returning it to Warawi.

It was no use, Robert’s told me to get a good nights sleep as in the morning I was to

be flogged.

Later that day we went into the forest to build the triangle in which I would be flogged.

Goodwin and I were instructed to build it. I could sense the fear in his voice, Goodwin was one of

my mates and I knew he did not want me to be flogged.

Right at that moment Warawi approached us holding a kangaroo skin.

She gestured for me to come over and see what she was holding.

Goodwin warned me not to as he thought I was in enough trouble already.

I peeked into her kangaroo skin basket and inside there was a tiny blonde puppy.

I told Goodwin to come over as well. He looked inside and his face suddenly melted.

A few minutes later, I took the puppy over to we’re Robert’s was.

Goodwin and I told Robert’s the values of having a puppy instead of a fully grown dog.

He agreed and got rid of my sentence. He told me that I was going to have to look after this dog

as well. With one exception, I obey his orders from now on. I nodded my head and took the puppy.

 

 

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100WC T3 W6

In the middle of the Arctic Ocean, there is an iceberg. On that iceberg lives a polar bear. His name is Fraser. One day, Fraser was feeling really hungry. As a result of his hunger he jumped of his iceberg and went for a swim, in search of a fat, young seal.

After ten minutes of swimming he smelt something. It was a familiar smell to Fraser, suddenly he recognised the smell. It was seal. Based on the strength of the smell, Fraser estimated that the seal

was only a few hundred metres away. Fraser swam as fast as he could.

The seal was close.

 

Dan 2 – 1788

Earlier today I took Lartha down to the lake to teach her to fetch. She wasn’t doing anything.

Then the Lieutenant came and asked me why she wasn’t tied up.

I told him what I was doing but he didn’t listen. He threatened to tie me up against a tree if I didn’t follow his orders. I went to tie her up. After I had done that I went and found my friend Goodwin.

I asked him about Lartha and he said “The Governor is the law what he says goes,” he remarked.

I couldn’t see any point in arguing with him, even though I knew that the Governor had said we couldn’t take anything from the natives without paying compensation.

I snuck around the camp stealing precious things I could find to pay Warawi with.

So far I had a silver button, a wooden dice and a piece of fabric with a sewing needle in it.

I needed more things. I went to the kitchen tent and stole some drippings. I told cook that it was for my boots, he didn’t listen to my lie but I stole it any way.

I still needed more things to pay Warawi with. Right at that moment Lieutenant Roberts ordered everyone to get their gear as we wear going to march to the point. He told me to drum as out as he was telling me I stole his telescope and snuck it into my own bag I thought that was the last thing I would need to pay Warawi.

I started drumming.

Dan – 1788

I was walking around the camp today, wearing my best coat. I was carrying water to the kitchen tent. Lartha, Warawi’s dog, was following me. Then it left my side as soon as I got back to the main camp.

“Was that a dog following you?”

Captain James asked me. “Yes sir,” I replied.

“It’s a fine dog,” he said.

“Yes it is,” I told him.

“The governor needs a hunting dog, to catch the mice that run around his house,”

the governor said half out loud half to himself, with a thinking tone.

“Okay lads!” Captain James shouted out above all the chatter of the other soldiers.

A faint cheer came from the soldiers. We set our weapons and got ready to go.

A few minutes later, I was walking with two other soldiers, Officer Charles and Colonel Thomas.

I knew I couldn’t let them find Lartha. She was Warawi’s dog. Warawi is a native person who lives near hear. Lartha means everything to her.

I asked the Colonel if the dog belonged to anyone. I already knew the answer but I wanted to know what he thought.

“The native people don’t really own things,” he said.

“Maybe the dogs just follow them, or something,” he replied.

“No, that’s just stupid,” I said.

“Well have it your way,” the Colonel said.

Whence he had looked away, I ducked out of the group and went to the big tree where Warawi usually is.

“You have to get Lartha and run away,” I told her. She giggled and imitated a soldier marching.

“It’s not a joke,” I yapped at her, starting to get a bit frustrated. They are coming to take Lartha.

Right at that moment I heard the shouts of the other soldiers.

They all rejoiced in having just found the dog.

I was instructed to tie a rope around her neck and bring her back with us.

When we got back, the Captain told me I was going to look after the dog until it was time to take her to the Governor.

I bent over and told Lartha that if she was to escape, she would be shot off her feet.

I stood up and started walking away.

I felt something hard hit my head, a stone. I looked up in pain, rubbing my forehead.

It was Warawi.

I only had one guess why she was throwing stones.

She must have been angry at me for taking Lartha. Stones were being fired every where.

“We’re under attack!” shouted Captain James.

 

 

Complex Sentences

We have been looking at complex sentences in class. A complex sentence is a sentence that has a dependent clause as well as a main clause. A main clause on its own is called a simple sentence.

 

We were given the following simple sentences based on the image below and I have turned them into complex sentences (with the dependent clause in italics.)

The men sat at the table. Exhausted, the men sat the table.
The men wore red coats. The men, who were in the British army, wore red coats.
The men were feeling tired. After escorting the last convicts to the farm, the men were feeling tired.
The table was piled high with food. The table was piled high with food, which was to be eaten by later, by the red coated men.
The weather was very hot today. The men are at the lake, because the weather is very hot today.

 

But when I looked behind me 100WC

It was a Monday, I was walking down 5th Avenue with my friend Frank. It was a calm evening, not a cloud in sight. I was talking to my friend about the new movie called ‘Space Attack’.

Just at that moment I thought I saw something in the corner of my eye. It looked like a dog, but bigger. Then I saw it again, this time slightly closer.

I thought I heard growling. I told Frank to cut it out but he said it wasn’t him.

I heard it again so I turned around but when I looked behind me it was to late.

”WEREWOLF’

 

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Barangaroo 1788

Yesterday, I was walking around the camp wearing my favourite dingo skin clothes, with Burani, our new leader. The leaves were crunching loudly below my feet. I could hear the river’s loud gushing beyond the ancient trees.

I felt sad, it is because Mung was not coming back. “Maybe,” I said quietly to Burani.

“We could do something to make him come back. We could have a big feast to tell him that we need him here.”

“Yeah!” said Burani.

“We could go down to the lake and catch some Barramundi fish,” he said.

“Okay, I will get my spear and go down to the lake,” I replied eagerly.

“Hang on,” Burani said, “I will go fishing at the lake, not you.”

“But I’m better at fishing than you,” I replied angrily.

“But I am better with a spear than you.”

“Only because I showed you,” I said back.

“But girls don’t go fishing,” he said.

“Humph!” I retorted suddenly, “Then we will have a dance off to decide who goes fishing.”

“Fine,” he said, quivering.

I could sense the fear in his voice, because he is not a very good dancer.

I started first, I was being an emu. I put my hands by my sides and pretended to peck the ground like they do when they’re looking for food. The guessers watched on, smiling. Then my animal was guessed,

“Emu,” called the first guesser,

I looked at him and nodded my head to tell him he was right.

Then I put I put my hands together over my head, then, I walked around I circles. But before long, it was guessed, (it was a snake by the way). Then I went onto my final animal, a rock wallaby. I crouched down and did some little jumps.

Just then, the last guesser said,

“Wallaby!”

Now it was Burani’s turn, he walked around flapping his arms like a bird. But which bird?

Finally, he gave up and crossed his arms, staring at us.

“So, what am I?” he said angrily.

The guessers all shrugged their shoulders.

“I am your leader,” he said, “So I command you to vote for me; because whoever does will come fishing with me.”

“Yeah,” they all shouted.

After they voted for Burani.

“You’ve been robbed,” Mung the child said to me.

“I know,” I replied.

100WC T3W4

It was a cold Saturday morning, I was at the docks with my boss Sergeant Barry.

“You see that barge over there?” he said.

“Yeah,” I replied. “What bout’ it.”

“Even though that barge looks like it’s carrying cars, it’s actually smuggling the most dangerous machine gun in all of the world into New York.”

“Okay,” I said “What do I have to do?”

“You have to launch an underwater torpedo at that ship to sink it.”

What! I thought. You have got to be kidding me. An under trained young agent like myself is in no position to launch torpedos at international weapon smugglers!

This dude is having a really bad day!

 

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