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Original Writing - Prose: A Love of the Sea.

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A Love of the Sea When I lived in Liverpool, my best friend was a boy called Midge. Kevin Midegley was his real name nut we all called him Midge for short. And he was short, only about three cornflake boxes high (empty ones at that) No three was about it. Midge was my best friend and we had lots of things in common, as most best friends do. But there was one thing that really bound us together, one thing we had in common- a love of the sea. In the old days (but not so long ago), the river Mersey was far busier than it is today. Those were the days of the great passenger liners and cargo boats. Large ships sailed out of Liverpool for Canada, the United States, South Africa, and the West Indies, all over the world. My Father had been to sea as well as all of my uncles. Six foot six, muscles rippling in the wind, huge hands grappling with the helm, rum-soaked and fierce as fierce as a wounded shark. ...read more.

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We had decided to begin our amazing around-the-world voyage on Saturday morning so that in case we didn't like it we could make it back for our football match on Monday evening. As you can guess there was a lot to think about, what things to take? How long would we be away for? But these things seemed minor compared to our excitement about running away to sea. On Friday night we met round at Midges house to make the final plans. He lived with his granny and his sister, so there were no nosy parents to discover what we were up to. We finished our plans and agreed to meet outside his back door at sunrise or the crack of dawn.... whichever came first. Sure enough, Saturday morning, it felt weird running down the street with our little bundles under our arms. Hardly anyone was about and the streets were deserted except for a few pigeons straddling home after all-night parties. It felt as though we were the only ones alive and the world belonged to us and soon we would be the kings of the seas. ...read more.

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Once we had eaten all of that we had nothing better to do than give ourselves up. We were too far away at sea now for the captain to turn back. The worst that he could do to us is clamp us in irons and shiver our timbers. So we pulled back the sheet and clambered onto the deck only to find ourselves looking upon the same building as when we had left. Anyone can make a mistake cant they? I mean, we weren't to know we'd stowed away on a ferryboat. One that goes from Liverpool to Birkenhead and back again, across the Mersey. We'd done four trips hidden in the lifeboat and ended up back in Liverpool. And we had only been away for an hour and a half. "Ah, well so much for running away to sea then" We both got the bus home and Midge went back to is house reciting his excuse as he went. As I opened the back door, my mum and dad were having breakfast. "Aye, Aye" said my dad "here comes the early bird, where have you been?" "I ran away to sea," I said deciding not to lie. "Mm that's nice," said my mum, shaking out the cornflakes "That's nice dear". Darren Coombs 10/05/2007 ...read more.

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