Chapter 3


We were all trying hard, but the water kept coming in. The weather got better, but the ship was badly damaged. Our captain kept firing guns for help. There was a ship in front of us which sent us a small boat. The sailors on that boat risked their lives for us. We all moved onto the boat. We couldn’t think of going back to their ship. It was very far away already. We decided to try to get to the shore instead.

Fifteen minutes later, our big ship sank. We were safe on the boat, but I was still so scared. We were soon close to the land and we could see some people on the beach. They were waiting for us and they were really nice to us. They helped us find rooms and gave us some money. We could go to London or Hull. I decided to go to London.