Welcome back! Today we continue with the student versions of Unveiling the Wizards’ Shroud Chapter Three.
I’ve altered the line spacing to make them easier to read on WordPress, otherwise they are exactly as the students wrote them. I’ve copied the files from Adobe to Word to WordPress, so I hope I got the formatting as the authors intended. I take full responsibility for any errors in that regard, and I hope you’ll choose your favorite(s) based on content, not formatting. Please keep track of the ones you like the best. Voting begins September 18!
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Student Versions of Chapter Three
Group 7 Chapter Three
Owen and Cedric were out of breath and water. They could not walk any further. They had already walked for many hours, they had to take a break. They decided to rest for ten minutes but Owen was disappointed in himself. He knew that if he did not reach the Land of Fire, to save his father, the whole family would reject him and dishonor him. He was ready to confront every single problem they could possibly encounter. He was ready but he was also terrified. He knew he could lose his life while crossing Death Desert like all the brave people he knew who tried to reach the Land of Fire. However, he knew he had to save his father, if not for his, for the sake of his people! Cedric was not far behind but he was a little hesitant too.
He saw a sparkle on the horizon. He looked closely and suddenly he screamed: “Look! There’s water over there. We have to go there and drink it.” Owen was reluctant. He had heard stories of people in the desert who find water and try to get it. But the more they advanced the less they could see that same “sparkle”. And after running for miles, they realize all this was a mirage and collapse to the ground and never wake up. Owen didn’t want that to happen and even though he barely liked Cedric, he did not want him to end up dead.
Cedric pushed Owen to start running. They ran for about twenty minutes which felt like two hours. Sweat was dripping down their foreheads, their backs, their legs and even their hair. They stopped once again for a minute to catch their breath but with such difficulty!
The trip was harder than they had expected, but their determination kept growing every minute. An unexpected event suddenly disturbed their pace: an enormous spider was on Cedric’s shoe. They only had a basic knowledge of the animals of the region but it definitely looked dangerous. Owen was particularly afraid of this type of animal and kicked the spider off Cedric’s foot. He immediately fainted. After regaining consciousness, they continued walking, hoping to get the potion before the night. After a few hours, the climate changed and became almost bearable. This was a sign, they were getting closer to their objective. It is at that moment that they saw it. A brutal evolution of the landscape, showing the frontier with the land of fire. That was it, now they had to find the old man selling the potions. From where they were situated, they could easily see the sorcerer’s house. It was a kind of creepy little masonry, made of oak. But would the man accept to give the potion? What would be the price to pay?
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Let the voting begin! (September 18)
Unveiling the Wizards’ Shroud: Chapter Three (September 20)
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