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Story Number 11
Fishing Creek Elementary
Lewisberry, PA, USA
Presbyterian Day School
Memphis, TN, USA
St. Louis, Missouri USA
Green Bay, WI, USA
Berwick Lodge Primary School
Berwick, Victoria, Australia
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Your class will be writing ONE group paragraph(s) for the story (not each student). The first class will write the intro paragraph(s). Then the next class will read the paragraph(s) and decide how they want to continue the story. This will continue until the last class on the list writes the ending and
gives the story a title
. Your paragraph(s) will be typed onto this Wiki page. You will also need to send (email as .jpg) the 3 pictures to me. The pictures should illustrate events in the section that your class wrote. Illustrations can be drawn and photographed or created using a computer program such as Kidpix.
Start your story here:
One day in the hot and steamy jungle, four best friends went on an adventure. Johnny, Charlie, Jessie and Sarah were camping with their families and decided to go for a walk to look for exotic animals. “Look at that adorable baby monkey!” exclaimed Sarah. The monkey saw them and darted away. He jumped on a vine and swung over a pile of dirt. “Let’s follow him!” shouted Charlie. The 4 friends quickly chased the monkey and tripped over a long green vine. They stood up and started to sink into the ground. “Do you feel that?” asked Johnny. Before they knew it, quicksand was up to their waist! “HELP!” they cried.
As they cried for help their bodies were swallowed even more into the depths of the quicksand. A feeling of panic overwhelmed them. Butterflies fluttered in their stomachs, while beads of sweat rolled down their cheeks. Through the steamy mist of the jungle floor, Jessie spotted the end of a vine. The vine was loosely tangled around the trunk and roots of a Kapok tree. “Quiet!” shouted Jessie, “Look a vine.” “Great eye, Jessie. That’s why we call you Eagle Eye,” stated Johnny. “Now, if I can only grab hold of the vine and pull myself out, I could throw it to you all to use as a rope,” she continued. “Try to push me to shore,” she said. They pushed and pushed with all their might, until they got Jessie close to shore. As she reached for the vine, a massive Boa Constrictor began to curl around her quivering lean arm.
Jessie grabbed a Swiss army pocket-knife and chopped off the green scaly yellow polka dot head. Charlie said, “Wow!” in amazement. The head fell down into the blue murky water and sank quickly. They looked in the swampy pond for a little bit more to make sure the head sank all the way down. They walked a couple more steps and saw a black spotted jaguar. Before they knew it there were jaguars swarmed all around them.
Sarah whispered to Johnny, "Do you remember the chant?" Johnny nodded his head and chanted slowly, "Drooling jaguars jump over joyless giants in jail." He repeated it louder and louder, "
Drooling jaguars jump over joyless giants in jail
," until the jaguars fell into a deep sleep. The group escaped to a nearby cave. Once safely inside, away from the jaguars, Charlie yelled, "It worked!" The vibration of his voice disturbed the rocks over the cave's entrance. The rocks tumbled down, trapping them inside. Sarah said, "It looks like we'll have to find another way out." The four, brilliant friends started their slow walk through the mucky and murky cave. Finally, Eagle Eye said, "What's that?" and pointed to the cave's ceiling. "What's what? It's so dark in here, I can't see where you're pointing!" Charlie complained. "Look up! We're right underneath it!" she yelled. All eyes looked up and saw a beam of light. At the same time, Johnny was feeling the cave walls and Charlie asked, "What are you doing?" Johnny said, "I'm looking for the secret passage out of here. It always works in the cartoons!" His friends all groaned, "Oh, please!" "But, I found something!" he shot back, "I think it's a rope!" As he pulled it into the light, they noticed it was a vine zig-zagging it's way up the cave wall to the opening. Johnny gave the vine a good tug. "I think it will hold," he said and started climbing. He hollered back, "Come on! It's just like the climbing rope in gym class!" The friends each took their turn climbing the vine and emerged from the cave. Right in front of them was a maze of Kapok trees and vines with an entrance guarded by the monkey and his pet spiders.
The children said to the monkey, "Can you please help us find our way home? Otherwise we will have to stay here forever."
"Well only if you can help me find the magic crystal that can unlock the secret cage that has all my family in it. It is over there in the middle of the maze. "They were captured by the horrible jaguars." explained the monkey.
Eagle Eye Jessie said, " I thought I saw something sparkling in the cave."
Charlie said, "Then lets go and look."
"Yes come on" said Sarah. So the four friends headed back to the entrance of the cave hoping to find the crystal.
Johnny called "I think I remember where it was. Follow me."
Suddenly Jessie let out a scream of joy, "I've spotted the crystal!" And there it was. When they got back they carefully placed the beautiful crystal in the monkey's hands. They watched him disappear into the tree maze with his pet spiders and reappear with his family. "The Magic Crystal made the bars of the secret cage disappear." he shouted. The little monkey kept his promise and took the children home. When they got home the four children introduced the monkey to their parents. All the families were delighted to see their children again! It was an adventure that no one would forget!
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