Friday, January 9, 2015

Land Ho!

September 8, 1495

     Comrades,

     The crew threatens to stop working. But the crew continues to work. We see a plank floating with berries on it. It seems that did not happen not long ago. The crew rejoices and the captain comes up and says
     "To thee who finds land shall get 10,000 Merevedis. If ye not, ye shall not get any." The captain says.
     Everyone rushes to the boats and glare at the clear area. I hop on with 3 members. I see forward and my eyes deceive what they saw.
     I yell out with my 3 crew members, "LAND HO!!" 
     "Ye all git the Merevedis! About 2,500 Merevedis!" says the captain.
     We row to the land and we feel how good it feels to be back on land. The crew rejoices that the captain kisses the broad sand. But then a brush of leaves go by. A set of eyes glare with a meaningful eye. We git out our weapons and they are scared. Some come out and one came forward and griped my sword and he cuts his hand. Our surgeon Preston, comes to the rescue and patches him. The Indians thank him by giving him a shark tooth necklace. 
     

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Journal entry #3

September 1, 1495

     Comrades,

     Our crew has been traveling about a month and one of the crew members does not trust the captain and two ladies talk to the crew and they trust me a little longer. After that, we ignore the interpreter Anna.  The crew reeks with body Oder and when the are off duty they gamble and engage on the latest sports. Once I was doing a cockroach fight with another crew member. 
     The opponent named his cockroach Elsa and I name mine Snorlax. 
     "Ready.... set..." I said
     "GO!" 
     Both cockroaches run up the middle lane and mine tackles the opponent. He gets up and its a hand to hand combat. I shout GO GO GO! but mine was not fast. They both break and they dash at each other again. All of a sudden mine headbutts the opponents and his goes down hard and hes got a KO. Just as I was about to win another crew member throws his in and we have a showdown.
     "Hey! your not in this!" I said.
     "Well lets see about it."
     So my cockroach was down. He was tired of using his energy. the opponent quickly dashes to the right; cornering my cockroach. His cockroach body slams me and my cockroach is hanging on its dear life. 

To see the opponents point of view, here