|Ship of Doom (standard:adventure, 387 words)
|Author: An Astute Boy
|Added: Sep 24 2003
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|Read all about what happens when a group of greedy pirates meets their ultimate fate.....
Ship of Doom The ship set sail for buried treasure on an isolated island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The voyage began on November 21, 1686 in Antioch. There were twenty-one crew members including the captain of the ship, Jasmine. The first few days of the expedition went well, but on the fifth day, a small tempest struck. It wasn't devastating, so they all survived. “Back on course men!” ordered Miguel. “Aye, Aye, captain.” “Only one more week until we get to that blasted island to find the lost treasure. “ Thought Miguel. The next day, one of the crew members shouted, “Sir! We have a problem!” “What is it?” Miguel yelled back. “The biscuits are full of worms, and the water is dirtier than dirt. We're going to run out of food!” Miguel, an astute pirate proved to be right. In three days time, the ship was without food or water. The captain and the men boiled sea water, and captured the gulls that flew above. However, one by one the men became discontent. They planned a rebellion against Jasmine and Miguel. On the tenth day of the journey, the men abandoned their captain and first mate. They sailed to the island with the buried treasure on a small dinghy they constructed. When they got to the island, they found the treasure. The men divided the treasure and set up a town on the island. Eventually, the island, named, “No Jasmine” thrived, and the men became wealthy businessmen. Meanwhile, Jasmine and Miguel became bitter enemies. They quarreled. They accused each other of misdeeds, and blamed each other for their misfortunes. The one bright spot was that the did find an island. It was full of sand, and had no trees, and did not have much edible food. The two managed to survive on the island. They bickered and fought endlessly. The ship? That was of course destroyed when Miguel and Jasmine settled on the island, which they named, “No Paradise Here.” Yes, my friend, the ship. Once the two quarreling men abandoned it, it headed straight into a coral reef. The fish scattered, and the reef split in two. The ship broke into one thousand pieces and began to sink. In short time, all that remained was the broken stern of this doomed sailing ship. Tweet
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