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In 1776,  Phoebe,  at the age of 13, was a spy.  She lived in New York. It was so long ago General George Washington was in charge.

Phoebe was baby sitting  for Mrs. Washington. Her job was easy, but some times it was hard. She lived in the attic with a small window.Phoebe,  found out  that she found out that the person she was looking for he was in the dinier room. her work was done.





So people wanted to find a place  where they can  worship God alone. So they set off  on to boats-  one the  MAYFLOWER,  and the other  the   Speedwell. Now, the Speedwell  was a small ship so the captain put up a warning flag.

They went ashore. They took guns in case of the Indians.  There was a man who was teaching them how to use guns.

They were so happy that they wanted to have a special day for God.  They had a feast.  Then there were Indians.   They brought food.  They had thanksgiving.






MOBY DICK by Herman Melville

So I guess I better tell you about a little of the first chapter.

There  was  a guy that wanted to catch  a whale.   He had no money .

He met an Indian.  He made a promise that the Indian was to die for him. They bought a boat and together they went sailing. It was Christmas and they saw a boat. The people on the boat said hi and they waved back to the people.

They were still on the boat. They still were looking for a whale and they went in a storm. The mates were keeping watch for whales. A hole has been drilled on each side of the deck.

The strange looking man stood there like a statue. There was a guy and he had no leg. He kept watch all night and all morning.  In the afternoon he went back to his cabin. The whale is like the creature that swallowed Jonah.  It was a great fish. First the whale has lungs and warm blood. This means he must come to the surface of the water to fill his lungs with air and control his temperature.

There was a storm in Ahab’s dark soul.  Starbucks face was as white as snow.  The days and weeks passed. The wind wasn’t blowing. The ship couldn’t move.  They just sat there telling stories and he was most  interested  in stories of MOBY DICK.       The week’s turned into month’s, still they weren’t moving.  They hoped Captain Ahab knew where they were going.    Another week went by. It brought smooth sailing.  They saw a whale. There was a guy  that screamed she blows!  THE NEXT CHAPTER Another ship brought happy news.  As soon as the ship came close, Ahab asked, “Have you  seen a whale?”

They saw a boat a day ago.  They found a school of dolphins in the water. Still no sight of Moby Dick, but the boat that they saw said,”Beware of Moby Dick. the next chapter.  Ahab yelled, “Have you seen a white whale yet?”  They yelled back no.  Then a guy walked up and said, “Could you tell me about Moby Dick?”  NEXT CHAPTER   They saw a boat that was partying.  Ahab saw a grain of salt and remembered somthing, so they sailed and caught whales. They caught four of them.  They were all looking at the gold doubloon. the doubloon Ahab nailed to the mast. they wishing that they wood git it.They found Moby dick. They were caching   Moby dick. They were tossed around.They went into ro bots. Moby Dick came under them and broke the boat. And Ahab’s fake lag snaped. The next day Ahab tried again Ahab threw the last hairpoon it grabed Moby Dicks  neck and puled Ahab  in. He was gone.




I just read A lion to guard us it was a good story  I will tell you about it.


Ther was jimmy and meg and Amanda  they were kitchen mades.

they made only fifty cents a day.

they were saling to find their father.

SO they went on a ship. AND went on  another ship.

and found their dad


The Witch of Blackbird Pond -by Elizabeth George Speare

Narration by Anthony Haley:

Katherine Tyler was sailing on the Dolphin when she met Nat Eaton.  She was sailing to see her Aunt and her Uncle.  At first, her Uncle didn’t welcome her in, but then, he felt better about letting her in.  Mr. Wood is also Uncle Matthew.  When Matthew let Kit in the house she gave some of her dresses to Matthew’s daughters.  I haven’t told you about Matthew’s daughters.  There names were Judith and Mercy.  Mercy was crippled.  Katherine Tyler, nicknamed Kit, was from Barbados, and she was one of the Royalists.  She was much more privilaged than Judith and Mercy.  Mercy taught children, but then Kit tried to do a play, but she took the kids that were the most meanest to be the robbers.  Then Kit got in trouble and she went into the meadow and she found “the Witch”  Widdow Tupper.  So I haven’t told you about the Witch – Widow Tupper?  People called her a witch, but Kit thought she was a really nice person.  Hannah invited Kit to her house and gave her a blueberry cake.  Then Kit got the courage to go to the schoolmaster’s house.  And I forgot to tell you that the schoolmasters thought that she was a maniac.   She when to see the schoolmaster and asked for forgiveness.   The schoolmaster gave her a second chance.

There were a few other men called John Holbrook and William Ashby  and Dr. Bulkeley.  Judith and Mercy were in love with John Holbrook, but don’t let me get close to that part of the story yet.

On the second trip to Hannah’s house, Kit was talking to the Widow Tupper.  Then Nat Eaton came to bring some goods to Hannah because Hannah Tupper hardly had any food.  Nat Eaton said, “I knew you two would find each other.”  The widow said, “I remember when I gave Nat a blueberry cake and a kitten when he was 8 years old.”  As they were leaving Nat asked Kit to watch over the Widdow Tupper.

On Sunday Kit attended Meeting.  That is what they used to call Puritan Church.  Church lasted all day.  That is when Kit met William Ashby.  William Ashby wanted to marry Kit.  William made a whole house for Kit.  But Judith loved William Ashby at first too.  But then one night at dinner Judith said that Kit can have William Ashby.  Judith decided to marry John Holbrook.  At the corn husking festival, if you find a red ear of corn you get claim the person you are sweet on.  John Holbrook really loved Mercy, not Judith, but everyone thought John was calling on Judith.  The night of the corn husking, John decided to stay at home with Mercy, but Judith never knew that John Holbrook loved Mercy.   He came to the house and said that he might want to stay with Mercy, but then Judith said, - Father tell him to go to the corn husking festival.  Judith dragged John to the corn husking festival.  From that point on, then everyone thought that Judith and John Holbrook would be married.

At the dame school, Prudence wanted to go their, but her mom thought she was too dumb to learn.  Prudence came to the door step and put flowers at the door.  She wanted to learn how to read and write.  Kit decided to teach.  After school Kit told her to meet up at the meadow.  Kit gave her copybook and a hornbook.  They kept the school things at Widow Tupper’s house.  They all become good friends.

There was a sickness in the town.  Some of the kids got sick and some even died.  First Judith got sick and then Kit, but Kit healed faster because she lived in Barbados where she ate good fruit and had lots of sun.  Next, Mercy got really sick.

A few people knocked on the door and they wanted to go kill the Witch, but remember the witch was Kit’s friend.  That night she slipped out the door to warn the Widow Tupper.  They barely caught them slipping out the door.  They saw a cat disappear with a mouse in the cat’s mouth and they thought that Hannah turned into that cat.  They thought she was using witchcraft.  Kit and Hannah hid behind the logs on the river.  After all the people stopped hunting them, Kit saw the Dolphin and Nat was on the Dolphin.  Remember, Nat was Hannah Tupper’s friend.  Kit jumped into the water and the Captain said, “Ahoy man over board and it’s lady.”  Nat can we wait a second and they got Hannah Tupper – but she could not leave without her cat.  Nat set out to look for the cat – it only took Nat a couple of minutes to find her cat.  He brought Hannah and the cat back to the boat.  Nat Eaton offered Kit to go with her, but she had to stay here.  Nat thought  – oh you are going to get married, but she said  – no, I have to look after Mercy.

Mery and Judith got better, but the next morning the people knocked on the door again and thought that Hannah Tupper left to go back to Satan and left her job to Kit.  Kit was taken to a shed to be locked up there and it was like a jail.  She was taken to court – Nat Eaton came back to bring Prudence to give testimony that she was innocent.

John Holbrook left to go to war and everyone thought that he was dead.  But then one day someone knocked on the door and it was John.  He had escaped from the Indians.  He ran to Mercy and everyone realized he really loved her, not Judith.  Kit also told William Ashby that she didn’t think they would be a good husband and wife.  So Judith married William Ashby and Mercy married John Holbrook.

Kit loved Nat.  Kit was waiting for Nat to return on the Dolphin.  He did not return on the Dolphin, but on a new ship called “The Witch.”  Kit wanted to go on the ship, but Nat said  – No, not until I talk with your uncle and we get married.

The End

Mr. Anthony M. Haley
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