Mr Garnett’s year 6 class have been writing an alternative ending the the book ‘The Pearl Diver’ by Julia Johnson. See a selection below:
THE PEARL DIVER 2
SAEED AND HIS FARTHER WERE AT THE BLACK JETTY. They could see themselves in the shiny reflection the creaking wood getting louder and louder the mat blue sea has ripples when the sambuk came he confidently walked onto the boat and they set off would they make it out alive.
A few days on the matt blue sea the Nakhuda looked like he had gold hair, a silver leg and no arms. Saeed patted him on the back. The Nakhuda said, “Your father found a tabreh and I want you to find a tabreh.” The heat was roasting them. The clouds were closing in. Would they make it out alive?
Saeed let out a solemn smile. Saeed went to the other side of the boat and thought about the dangers like sharks, devilfish, barracudas and sea horses. He went back to the others and laid down to rest.
Pitter. Patter. The rain advanced over the boat and the Nakhuda said, “Don’t dive today – we will wait until tomorrow.” Puffing out his chest – while being afraid. Saeed shouted, “I will dive in triumph!” Saeed was getting ready to dive but first he needed to put things on like: beeswax in his ears; a goat clip horn on his nose; a sinking stone; and a basket to collect the oysters. He was ready to dive. Or was he?
With a colossal splash saeed jumped into the never ending sea but he didn’t know what was coming saeed got to the bed rock saeed seen a cluster of sharks and swam back to the marvellous boat and said i want to do it again and again and again and he did at the end saeed was resting then he seen his farther saeed seen his farther jump in and when his farther come up he gasped for air Abdulla said its just a nose bleed that means today was a good dive then saeed jumped in but this time a whale swallowed whole he got a piec of wood a slit his neck when he got to the top every one cheered for him
By James S. Lindsay
The Pearl Diver-The Sequel
After a few days on the crystal blue sea, the stinky Nakhuda beckoned the brave Saeed over and stated, spitting all over poor Saeed, “Your father is the best diver here; he found a tabrah!” The Nakhuda’s face turned into a grin, “I want you to do the same,” said the Nakuda, slowly walking away.
Slowly, Saeed looked up, he saw that some clouds were forming together. Saeed looked back down at the aqua blue sea, which was topped with diamonds; he hoped he could get a tabrah so he could please the Nakhuda.
Unfortunately, he was worried about his family worrying about himself; he wasn’t sure whether he would see them again but he hoped he would.
Plop, pitter patter, the rain was pouring down. Saeed, who was getting quite wet, was sat down staring into the murky, dark, unknown, ocean watching the speedy, inky shadows of the mysterious fish.
Listening carefully, Saeed heard a noise behind him. Creak, crack, creak, crack. The boy turned around to see the stinky Nakhuda, who hadn’t washed in a long time and I mean a LONG time, he smelt so unpleasant I can’t describe how unpleasant.
“I, I, I can’t let you d, dive since we d, don’t know w, what’s down there,” stuttered the nervous, scared Nakhuda. As the Nakhuda finished speaking, they saw a large, inky shadow go past. “I’m going to dive!” replied Saeed with defiance. He started putting on all his gear; he had leather sheaths for his fingers, beeswax in his ears and a bag round his neck; he was ready to dive!
Saeed plunged into the nile-blue sea. He flew through the strong, rough, dangerous water right to the seabed. He saw some soft, beautiful creatures which were all different colours, they floated all around him. Suddenly he saw a clam! He picked up the clam and put it inside of the warn out bag which he had tied around his neck.
Strangely, all the fish started floating away- why was this? He saw a shadow underneath himself and realised too late why the fish had swam away. He turned around to see the terrifying beast. It had deadly teeth which were so sharp they would cut you in half if you got bitten by them. The monster had deadly, bright, burgundy eyes that were so bright, it could see clearly in the dark. Suddenly, the monster gobbled him up.
Saeed wasn’t sure where he was but he heard a voice he recognised. “Saeed, Saeed!” It was his father, he was eaten by the creature too! He and his father searched around the monster; Saeed had found a tooth! He started hitting the monster with it. Screaming, the monster blasted out the two and they found their way back to the boat. They told the Nakhuda and their family about what had happened and they lived happily ever after.
By Benjamin T Lye
Pearl diver 2
The sky like a salmon swimming in the air it was also a really magnificent cobalt blue. Saeed could smell salty, seaweed air. He stepped on the ebony jetty as the hair-like palm trees rustled in? the calm breeze. The glorious, crescent moon was just setting as the lava-like sun as bright as a brand-new torch appeared over the horizon. As Saeed and his father trod onto the Pearl Diver boat (a sambuk), they left the rickety harbour.
After a few long days, Saeed, the Nakhuda and the crew were far away from home. The sea looked as if a pixy had come and spread diamonds, sapphires and gems all over the ocean. It was also dazzling. The Nakhuda, who had teal, holey and baggy shorts and a golden tooth, beckoned Saeed over with a great, colossal smile. He said in a polite voice, “Saeed you know when your father found a pearl (tabreh)? Now I want you to do the same.”
With a solemn smile, Saeed walked away from the Nakhuda. He was thinking about whether he could do it. He was really determined to do some good for his family because if he couldn’t he would have let his relatives down. Suddenly a massive grey cloud came over what would happen next
Pitter. Patter. The rain had started! The trees were swaying like mad. Saeed was scratching his head; he was sucking his thumb. Stomp! Stomp! Stomp! The Nakhuda, has a red and white scratched up top and bald head, came over to Saeed. “You must not dive today the terrible storm has come; we don’t know what could be lurking in the inky black waters.” Suddenly a gloomy shadow appeared from nowhere, “It’s a shark yelled the Nakhuda.” “I don’t care if there’s a shark I’m still diving.”” B…but Y…you C…can’t I…It’s to D…dangerous” replied the Nakhuda in a worried voice what would Saeed do next?
With a colossal splash, Saeed descended into the warm crystal water even though the Nakhuda was very angry with him. Before long the water turned raven black and blood red the shark was after him. What would Saeed do now? He was trapped, “HELP!”, Bin Abdullah yelled at the top of his voice. But no one could hear him. So he thought; he said himself, “I’m going to swim 321 go.” so he did so Saeed was swimming up to 150-170 miles per hour. A few hours later he was so tired he didn’t notice he had stopped. The shark was behind him! but out of nowhere Ahmed was swimming downwards.
“Here Saeed hold my hand I’ll pull you up”, said Ahmed in an anxious voice just as Ahmed said that Saeed woke up “W…wait W…what’s H…happening?”
So Saeed held Ahmed’s hand really tight so he didn’t let go. About 5 minutes later Saeed was back up on the Pearl Diver (boat)
“Oh Saeed I thought you were going to die”
“See Saeed I told you don’t go in the water”
“So my dear so did you get it? I was so worried”
But Saeed was safe.
By Caitlin Goodship