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Coursework_yr11_Ghost Story Grim The year of 1943 was an exciting one for the Rivers children. In January, Jane, Andrew and Richard were moved to the country for fear of the Blitz in London. They were taken by train in a packed carriage full of children to a small village by the name of Longside. Mr Wayne Lambert, an American, whose family had moved to England when he was just three years old, lived alone in his house. At the mature age of 53, he had lost all American bonds apart from the passport that he carried. He lost his American accent and he wore British clothes. He was no less British than his next door neighbours. He was not very sociable but he had a few close friends whom he could rely on. Although he did not have many friends he was respected throughout the village, as a decent and honest man. The Rivers children were proving hard to home, Nobody wanted to take more than one child away, let alone three. They were the last people sitting down patiently waiting for their new parents. Andrew and Richard were twins, and at the age of seven, were not very sure about what was going on but were excited about having new parents for a year or two. Jane, who was twelve, was scared about the outcome of having to be housed. She was almost certain that she would have to be separated from the twins but she dreaded the time when somebody would suggest that the twins should be separated too. ...read more.


They then tidied up their room, which they did out of politeness, not because they were asked. Once they had finished that, Mr Lambert came in their room and took the stone sculpture and pocketed it. "Why are you taking Grim away Mr Lambert?" Jane asked. Grim was the name given by the children. It was christened this because the expression on its face was rather grim. "I have someone coming to examine it tonight, quite late so you might not be up to see him; I might just want to see how much it's worth these days." He said this, but the children thought it sounded rather rehearsed as if he were trying to remember the words and they were coming to him slowly. "Don't worry children; you'll be able to have him tomorrow night." He carried on rather more fluently but still rather suspiciously. Sure enough the children were sent to bed, and the man still hadn't arrived. Wondering if the man was going to turn up at all Jane stayed up in the dark waiting for a knock on the door. She heard nothing and she stopped trying to listen after Mr Lambert switched of the gas lamp in the hall way, which he just did before he went to sleep. After that there was no movement apart from the groans of Andrew and Richard tugging the sheets from each other. The next day, Jane woke up, got dressed and went downstairs to prepare Mr Lambert's breakfast. She had never done this before but she wanted to ask him about Grim, and if the man ever came. ...read more.


Although they were pale they glowed red and started revolving over their heads getting closer and closer. The children started to scream. The ghosts had covered them completely. A voice that started off as a whisper, it screamed in a shrill voice. "Three thousand years have passed, Three children in my bedroom at last, On a half moon, I'm free at last! Away from my container, that is left to me On no other day should I be. Now that you have failed your task, These words you hear shall be the last." David Rivers had just got off duty, from patrolling the city, he was about to write a letter to his three children, whom he missed dearly. He put on the radio and started to right, "Dear Jane, Andrew and Richard..." A special news bulletin was just about to be announced so he put down his pen and started to listen. "Citizens of England" it read importantly, "This morning we hear a story of great cowardice and atrocities, I regret having to inform you." He paused as if trying to build up tension. "I regret having to inform you" he repeated, "that a small village, by the name of Longside, in the country has been destroyed by German bombers. No one in the village survived." David sunk back in the chair his heart hammering, the telephone started ringing by his side. He picked it up. "Hello" "David! Have you heard? the children!" "Stay right there, I'm coming right over, everything will be fine, just stay there" "Come quickly!" "Just don't move." He put the receiver down and closed his eyes, opened them again, got up and put on his coat. Ben Gross 1 01/05/2007 ...read more.

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