Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Louis cabin boy story.

Louis really immersed himself in the life of the cabin boy and he wrote so much he thought it would be a good idea to be able to read it when he is older. So we have decided to type it in instead. Have a read and see what you think. Then leave Louis a comment.
Excellent work Louis. Ms Glaze

On a cold August morning in England in 1768 I walked with my mum to the dockside to wait for the Endeavour. I felt very anxious because I am only 12 years old and I have never been on a ship before. I also felt very sad because I was going to leave my mother behind for 18 months. When I was on the dockside I saw a huge wooden ship in front of me called the Endeavour.

On the Endeavour I saw sails as tall as the sky up like a blind. I heard chickens squawking loudly. Then I heard Captain James Cook yelling commands to the crew. I saw 94 people on the ship and Captain James Cook was holding the steering wheel. The milking goats were fighting with their long horns.

When I first got on the deck Captain Cook told me to put my uniform on. I hurriedly put on my white blouse and blue baggy breeches on and then I was ready to work on the Endeavour. I scrubbed the dustiest and dirtiest deck in the whole of England! I had fun excercising with the guns. When my clothes got ripped I had to mend them myself.

Last night when the waves were rolling I felt so seasick that I threw up in the bucket.


  1. WOW! Louis your writing is amazing! I really like the way you described your journey as a cabin boy and the different feelings you had. Well Done!

  2. Hey room7

    You have are great story that is are good . Wow are really great story


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