A Winter Tale, from Laura;
It was Christmas time in Epic Citadel. Every one was happy, playing in the snow. There was a loud and strong wind blowing. Because it was so cold the lake that the people in the city got their water from was frozen but it was very thin ice.
A baker named George noticed that lots of children were skating on the ice so he went over and said to the children “You don’t know whether the ice that you are skating on is thin ice or thick ice so I wouldn’t recommend skating on it because you might fall through.”
A boy called Charlie said back to him “We don’t care whether it is thin ice or thick ice and we don’t think we will fall through.”
So they carried on skating and suddenly there was a shout of fear and Charlie fell through the ice into the freezing water. All the children ran off the ice and waited to see if he was still alive, frozen or coming back to the surface. They couldn’t see anything because the water was so cold and it had gone blurry.
George rushed over to see what had happened and he noticed a hand sticking up out of the hole. All the children said that he should go in and rescue him and George thought that this was a bad idea and said to the children “Please can you go and see if there is any rope or a very large stick lying around” and all the children rushed off to try and find something to rescue the boy.
About half a minute later all the boys rushed back with a long rope. George took the rope off the children and threw it onto the cracking ice towards the hand and shouted to Charlie “Grab hold of this rope and we will pull you out of the water.” So the hand grabbed the rope next to him with strong grip and everybody pulled him to safety. All the children especially Charlie thanked George for thinking of the idea to get Charlie out of the frozen water and the promised not to go on the ice in the winter again.
A reward was given to George two days after the rescue and he got 10 silver coins to spend on anything he desired.