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The Story Of Pompeii.

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Nathan Holt10K Monday, 03 November 2003 The Story Of Pompeii I am Dalmius son of Icarus; this account is drafted from my father's diary who sadly passed away and fellow citizens that escaped and live to tell the tale. He sent me away because of the noise, let us proceed. I write this account in the early hours of the morning, I was woken by a loud bang I presume coming from the mountains, the dawn has yet to appear. The black mountain rumbles loudly today, the birds fly around confused by the great noise, flying into houses, falling onto the ground in their hundred's this strange behaviour I have never seen before. ...read more.


I stopped and spoke to my neighbour Lucius who has informed me that many of the population are fleeing through the seven city gates scared of what the God's have in store for us. Lucius and I have decided to stop and take a glass of wine and a small snack this has given me a chance to relax and gather my thoughts how I have needed this chance to speak to someone and explain my fears my wife I have tried to protect her form my constant misgivings. Lucius suggested that we return to his villa where he had some new pottery he wished to show me. ...read more.


I shouted to Lucius We must make our escape there is no reason now to stay, this town is cursed, we made for the main gate our feet were being burnt as we ran people were running and screaming chaos is all around. We decided we would be trampled on if we continued along this route, we ran to one of the side gates Lucius told me that he felt faint and that there was a pounding in his chest he fell to his knees he screamed go on you must survive for Dalmius, he drew his last breath, and I had no choice but to leave him there. In the distance I thought I saw the gate or was it a hallucination my own chest now began to feel tight this is undoubtedly the end.... ...read more.

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