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My Father is 'Polar Bear'.

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My Father is 'Polar Bear' By Rebecca Green 7SKI At the Northern edge of the Canadian Rocky Mountains is a large lake that is frozen for most of the year. It is called 'The Great Bear Lake'. Between the mountains and this lake my family has lived for generations. Sheltered by a thick forest of firtrees, our village has remained untouched by outsiders and invaders through the years. The hard conditions of the very cold, long winters and the harsh countryside has protected our people from the outside world. My family and I think it is the most beautiful, calm, peaceful place on earth. My family are part of North American Indian tribe called 'Altitida'. My name is Running Paws. My brothers are Thunder, Lightening and Waterfall. ...read more.


My father is very brave and valiant too. Not so many years ago Polar Bear, my father, showed he deserved his name. One long, cold winter's day my father was out fishing and hunting with the other men and my brother, Thunder. They were out on the 'Great Bear Lake', which was frozen. Polar Bear had moved away from the other men when he noticed a huge crack appearing in the ice. Everyone had heard the noise of the men from the city using explosives to find oil. Now look what was happening! Polar Bear called to the others with his huge voice, "Get off! Get off, the ice is cracking. It is breaking up!" The words shot across the iced lake, cutting through the cold air like a bullet, and hit them. ...read more.


This time there were more cracks in the ice and Polar Bear had to be light on his feet as he leapt across the breaking ice dragging the whaling rope behind him. When Polar Bear arrived on the other side he did the same thing. He was panting but did not stop for breath. He quickly tied his strong rope around rocks and trees this side of the lake as well. The people from the village had come out to watch by this time. They could not believe their eyes as the iceberg was redirected by the whaling rope, away from the village, towards the open sea. I remember how everyone in the village cheered. That is how my father, Polar Bear, who is as brave as any thing, became the Hero and really earned his name. The End 1 1 ...read more.

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