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Bzflag is in my opinion the best COMPUTER game in the world, and arguably the best game EVER!  Firstly, I will tell you all what it is about.  It is a tank game which involves ‘capturing a flag’.  There are lots of other settings eg: deathmatch and more!  There are 4 colours of tanks-red, green, purple and blue-which battle each other.  Now, in capture the flag, there can be any number of teams.  Every tank can pick up any FLAG, which will give them a weapon.  I will tell you about the weapons later.  But with out a flag you still ALWAYS have a normal gun turret.  There is also a flag BELONGING to each team.  Each team has a ‘pad’ (there own colour).  The flag BELONGING to another team can be brought onto your own pad, which captures another team’s flag.  This action will kill the WHOLE of the other team’s members.

There are different types of weapons (GUIDED MISSILE gm-LASER laser-STEALTH st-CLOAKING cl-AGILITY agility-SHOCK WAVE sw- and last, but certainly not least-MACHINE GUN mg.  There are also lots of other weapons which I haven’t told you about.  But these are the BEST weapons, also I will tell you about SUPER BULLET sb (you can shoot through walls with).

So, the first weapon is guided missile or when you’re playing the game online -gm as slang-.  Guided missile enables you to lock onto another tank as long as there are NO other tanks in the way, or you will lock on to another tank will maybe enven kill a teammate (slang version is tk, for someone who kills their team mate.  When you RIGHT click anywhere on the screen and press fire(left click) it will follow the tank you’re shooting at, until it hits it target, the range runs out or it hits an object in the way (including team mates).  Also, with guided missile you CAN’T SHOOT SOMEONE FROM CLOSE RANGE!

The second weapon I will tell you about is laser.  Laser is a beam of light which destroys tanks from EXTREMELY LONG RANGE.  In some ‘maps’ (see later) there are ‘holes’ through which you can shoot at other tanks from.  If you have laser when doing that, it is called ‘camping’.

The third weapon I will tell you about is in my opinion the best weapon on the game!  Stealth!  When you play Bzflag, every tank has a radar (in the bottom left of the screen).  When you have stealth, you do not appear on their radar.  This means in effect that you can sneak up on anyone without being spotted as long as you don’t go in front of their eyes.  But one way to stop stealth being effective is a weapon called Seer.  Seer means that you can see stealth on the radar as well as normal tanks.  Stealth is also the best way of stealing the opposition’s flag.

The next weapon I am going to tell you about is Cloaking.  Cloaking simply makes you invisible to other tanks on their screen BUT NOT on the radar.  It is has a special extra which is quite cool.  Cloaking also means that you can NOT BE SHOT BY A LASER.

The next weapon I will tell you about is Agility.  With Agility, when you move your mouse, or keys (when you use the keyboard to play), then push the mouse in the direction you want it to go it while pressing the jump button (usually tab), your tank will jump forward a long way.  Also by using the same movements with the mouse, but don’t use jump, you can dodge bullets quite easily!

Next up is Shock Wave!  With shock wave (slang of that is sw), you can’t shoot bullets, but when you press or click the same button you always use to shoot, a sphere shaped ball will kill everyone near you at that time.  But don’t worry!  It won’t kill you!

Last, but certainly, definitely, not least. . .  MACHINE GUN!  I may have made too big a fuss about this weapon already, but it’s quite good, though not as good as stealth or guided missile and arguably laser.  This deadly weapon shoots EXTREMELY quickly and it doesn’t need to reload.  So you can just destroy tanks, although the range is limited slightly.

The last weapon I will tell you about is in some situations a key!  When the opposition have stolen your flag, but you have killed the tank who stole it, super bullet will help you to hold the other team up while a stealth while take the flag back.

Oops, I forgot to tell you about another VERY IMPORTANT weapon.  GENOCIDE.  If you know what genocide means you can probably guess what it does in Bzflag.  If you kill someone while possessing genocide you will destroy their whole team, and all the kills go to you!

I have now finished telling you about weapons but there still are some interesting points to be covered.  Firstly, tele-porting!  When you see a rectangle standing up with a black and yellow perimeter and a black opening, that is a tele-porter!  When you go through the black opening it will move you somewhere across the map you’re playing on.  You will come out next to another tele-porter.

I have forgotten to tell you about an amazing weapon!  That is wings!  Wings enables you to jump in the air with your tank and manoeuvre whilst still in the air!  Normally, you would be limited to one jump in which you couldn’t move around at all whilst in the air.  You can move about with wings in the air changing where you land and also depending on what map you’re on, it might give you extra jumps as well.

So, that is all I have to tell you about, but I will be writing my review on weekend football!  PLEASE LOOK AT THAT!  I am writing that now!


List of The Best Books I’ve ever read.

1. Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone (by J.K.Rowling)
An imaginative tale of a wizard at school facing real nightmares.
2. The Secret Island (by Enid Blyton)
A lifelike story of 4 children running away from home to a secret island.
3. Charlie Bone (by Jenny Nimmo) All I can say is wow! What a magical story.
4. The Mystery of The Invisible Man (by Enid Blyton) An amazing mystery about an invisible theif.
5. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets(by J.K.Rowling) A brilliant sequel and it’s so magical!
6. Artemis and The Time Paradox (by Eoin Colfer) The only book which has ever been unique!
7. The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe (by C.S. Lewis) This story is highly voted as the best book ever written. It goes into Christianity in a way never done before. Many people who read it have no idea that C.S. Lewis is a Christian and the White Witch is like the bad force of the world and Aslan is effectively God. He rises from the dead thus paying for the sin of Edmund. Believe it or not, C.S. Lewis got the Narnia Chronicles from the bible. Please read the Narnia Chronicles!
8. The Akenhaten Adventure (by P.B. Kerr) Some children with legendary magical powers.
9. I Know What You Did Last Wednesday (by Anthony Horowitz) Nick Diamond and his detective brother encounter murder of the worst kind. Was it their friend?
10. This book is a book which can be suggested by anyone to me. Just email


Echelford Primary School(Ashford Middlesex)

Echelford is as far as I know the best school in the world. Situated in Park Road the school has a high number of pupils(roughly 650). In school there are some brilliant teachers who encourage you and help whatever talent you may have, to develop so you can use it later in your life. Echelford have won numerous competitions mainly because of Mr Wilson (the school’s head teacher)who has coached and nurtured many skills of the pupils within!

Echelford has an infant department (reception, year 1 and year2)run by the head of Infants(Mrs Dutton) and a junior department (year 3,4,5 and 6) mainly run by the head of Juniors(Mr Grimwood). But right behind all this is Mr Wilson (I have mentioned him before).

Also, in my opinion, Echelford is very good at teaching Science.

So I conclude that Echelford Primary School is the best school in the world!

Harry Legg (pupil at Echelford Primary School-I’m in year 6-)

P.S. All friends please comment (or if you don’t know me feel free to comment:D)


Prologue to The Chlowlow Journey


Late one night, a native Indian knocked on a rotten wooden door. There was silence. Then at last The Indian heard a shuffling figure come to the door.

Who is it?” asked an old hoarse voice.

Ouuudini!” answered the Indian. The door creaked open.

Did you-do it? The diamond, I mean.” An old lady wearing an old, ragged Red Indian dress stood in the doorway, her pearl necklace sparkling under the moonlight.

Of course!” replied the Indian. “I must go soon, so hide the diamond! And remember, if you talk, YOU DIE!” The woman cowered behind the door, as if frightened by the Indian’s words.

Yes, !” she stuttered. Ouuudini disappeared stealthily into the night sky!

Jamie and Lord Taarken sat in a musty, old room as their friend strode in to the room with a worried expression on his face.

My Dad, Ouuudini should have arrived earlier today. But he hasn’t. I’m going down town to look for him. Houdini ran off!

Ten minutes later, Houdini ran in to the room and slumped down on a wooden chair. His face was pale!

He’s caught malaria and is going to die! Quick, come with me to the hospital!” Houdini ran back out of the room towards a horse drawn wagon. Taarken looked at Jamie’s chair. But no Jamie was there. Then a voice called to Taarken.

Come on, we’re going to the hospital.”

When in the wagon cart, trundling along, Houdini explained himself.

He was travelling here. But somehow he fell in a swamp and got bitten by a bloodthirsty mosquito. Suddenly, my Dad became weak. But a passer-by rescued him, luckily, without being bitten and took him to the hospital.” The wagon stopped outside a wooden building and they all got out. Once inside the hospital they asked the lady at the desk in the entrance hall,

Can you tell us where Raion Ouuudini is?”

He is here, but you can’t see him, He’s expected to die, VERY, soon!” Houdini stood still for a second and then thrust his hand into his pocket. Out came a dagger!

Now,” he said calmly. “Where is Raion Ouuudini?”

Through the door on left!”she quavered pointing. Houdini rushed through the door with Jamie and Taarken following.

When Ouuudini saw his son, he gasped,

All is not lost!” Houdini walked to his father’s bed.

Ouuudini reached for his son’s hand and stuttered his last sentence.

The diamond,…in Chlowlow, ol…d-la-deeeeee. As his criminal father passed away, Houdini looked at Taarken and Jamie.

Chlowlow, it is!” he whispered.

Over the next few days the three men prepared for an expedition to Chlowlow.

A month later, they were on the road to Chlowlow. But there were many problems.

They were running short of food. They had rapidly spread Ouuudini’s last words and had acquired numerous numbers of eager people on the quest to get the lost diamond. Houdini, Taarken and Jamie gravely discussed the situation.

We are in the middle of nowhere, we’re running out of food, and furthermore, we have no idea where the village Hisini is.” said Taarken. “ So I’m afraid we’re lost FOREVER!”


The Wish Which Came True(I wrote this story when I was really young, so it might not be that good)

The Wish Which Came True

Ding dong! “Suppose I’ll have to see who’s there,” sighed Tom, who was 12 years old with dark, brown hair. “Hello.” said Tom to the person at the door who was selling magazines. “I’ll have one!” said Tom, “hey look at this comic, Katie.” Katie was 9 and long, blond hair.

What’s so interesting about that magazine?” asked Katie.

It advertises a magic school!” replied Tom.

I wish I could go there!” sighed Katie. Then suddenly, Katie disappeared!

Where’d she go? Oh yeah, she said she wished to go the magic school . Right here goes, I wish I could go to that magic school.”

He found himself in a dark corridor with Katie standing beside him. “We are in the magic school!” exclaimed Katie.

What shall we do?” asked Tom.

What do you mean, what shall we do? This is a magic school, let’s look around!” suggested Katie. They started walking down the corridor. Then suddenly they began to hear strange talking. “What’s that?!” whispered Katie timidly.

I don’t know! Let’s have a look!” whispered Tom.

They came to a door with strange markings engraved in it. The talking was getting louder and louder. They pushed the door open. They found themselves on a stage with a man wearing a pointy hat. Below, hundreds of people sat watching intently. Well they weren’t exactly people. They were more like aliens. The man said,

Right, you get in that box,” pointing at Katie. She obeyed. Then the man said some funny words and another box appeared on the platform. The man told Tom to get in to the box.

Then he said some more funny words. He addressed the crowd saying that the children were going to swap boxes.

Show us! Show us!” chanted the crowd. The man showed them the boxes, but no one was there!

Then the crowd became angry and suddenly the stages was engulfed in fire, because a powerful wizard had thrown a fire ball at the stage !

Meanwhile Tom and Katie were at home drinking lemonade. Yes, you guessed it. While they were in there boxes they had wished that they would be at home.


The Urdon Journey(The sequel to the Chlowlow Journey)

Chapter 1:The Attack of The Indians

It was a hot day when Taarken woke up. “Why am I here?” he thought. “Oh yes, I just found a diamond!” The day before, Taarken and his friends, Hans, Jamie and Robertson had found a diamond in the very village they were staying in at the moment, Chlowlow! They had had a horrid journey encountering a lot of treachery on the part of many ‘friends’! An earthquake had destroyed a lot of the people who were coming on the expedition to Chlowlow and yesterday a man called Daansk Sooksk had tried to kill Taarken. Luckily Taarken did vice versa and killed Daansk in a duel. Daansk had been trying to kill Taarken because Houdini had asked him to. Now, Houdini was the son of Raion Oooudini whom the diamond really belonged to. Houdini had asked his ‘friends’ to help him on the quest to find his dead father’s diamond. But he wanted the diamond to himself! So he told some Indians to kill Taarken and the group of people on the expedition. But Taarken got the better of Houdini eventually. He killed him when the latter was spying on Taarken and his camp. After an earthquake they had reached Chlowlow and found the diamond and also killing the traitor Daansk Sooksk.

Taarken roused the others,

“Ahh, today we start the long journey back to my town, Urdon!”he thought.

The others woke noisily, glad that they had found the diamond. Then Jamie noticed that the street was very noisy.

“Hey, Taarken, can you hear that noise? questioned Jamie. “It sounds like people yelling and screaming!”

“Hmm, I wonder what the noise is! I think I’ll go and take a look!”replied Taarken. Leaving the others he cautiously walked out of the wooden door and creaked slowly down the rickety stairs in to the hall of the hotel. Usually behind a desk sat a plump old lady. But not today! Taarken opened the door to the street and gasped! Men and women were running around looking frightened. Some brandished guns and some just ran around screaming,

“Indians, they are about to attack!” Taarken sprinted back to tell the others.

“There are Indians about to attack I think!” spluttered Taarken hurriedly!

“What. . ?” Bang Bang! Guns! The fighting was already starting. They all had the same instinct, grab a gun and run!

They were soon out into the streets. The streets were now clear apart from heavy sandbags to deter the Indians! Taarken lead the way towards the sound of gunshots. They were now behind a huge pile of sandbags with other men! You could hear a thudding sound but see no Indians! Oh no! They were hacking at the gates. The men let off a startled cry as a sharp hatchet smashed through the gate. They all cocked their rifles and took cover! Then suddenly the gates gave way and hundreds of Indians poured through the gateway! Shots were let off and the air was quickly filled with smoke. Soon the oncoming Indians were upon them! It was now hand to hand fighting. There was soon a scrum of Indians and villagers near the sandbags. And then he saw him! Houdini’s brother, Roudini. Taarken had only ever seen him once on a picture and that was drawn by hand! But he was certain it was him! For a moment they caught each other’s eye. Taarken saw a cold look in Roudini’s eye. Then suddenly Roudini ran out of the village! Taarken tried to follow him but he was too pre- occupied with an Indian trying to slice his head off! He quickly dealt with him but by the time that was done Roudini was out of sight. Then Taarken thought,

“What is Roudini doing here?” His thoughts were interrupted by am sound growing louder. Neigh, NEIGH, NEIGH! Then Jamie looked up from the scrum and saw a horse, no two horses mounted by men holding guns. Three horses! Lots of horses! The Indians ran away quickly. But they were cut off and soon rounded up quickly. It was the American army from Fort West! Cheers went up from the villagers! Taarken and his friends went back to the hotel. Then Taarken told them about Roudini,

“When we were fighting I noticed a man who looked like Roudini, you know, Houdini’s brother!”

“What, are you sure it was Roudini?” asked Hans. I mean. . . lots of Indians look the same!”

“Yes, I’m sure!” replied Taarken.

“Then we must be on our guard?”suggested Jamie.

“Yes, we need to keep an eye open for Roudini! Does everyone know what he looks like?”asked Taarken. They all did!

Then they heard a knock on the door! Rat-a-tat-tat!

“Who is it?”called out Robertson.

“Aye, just old Mrs Plum!” came the reply.

The door opened and the land lady entered the room with some hot buttered toast on a tray.

“Thank you!”said Taarken, taking the tray gratefully!

After they had munched their toast, they loaded their carts with all they had.

“And remember, Roudini is obviously up to no good, so keep an eye out for him!”reminded Hans as they set off.

Chapter 2: Some Things Go Missing

Taarken whipped the horses into action. The horses had brown tails but cream bodies. They were uncommon horses and very strong! They left the village of Chlowlow where they had found the diamond. Now they were going to Urdon, where Taarken lived! He was half feeling pleased to be going home but he had an uneasy feeling that Roudini would want his revenge. Houdini was Roudini’s brother and Taarken had killed Houdini. Houdini was a treacherous man, who was very selfish and arrogant!

Jamie suddenly broke Taarken’s train of thoughts,

“Taarken, look, there’s the stream where you managed to locate Chlowlow from!”

“Humph, yeah!” was all Taarken could be bothered to reply. It was more of a stream than a river. It flowed smoothly but the quantity of ‘the flowing stuff’ was 100 to 1. The 100 is the dirt and the 1 is the water! Not very impressive for a river! The Sun was blistering hot and the air was humid, making it an unpleasant experience. The day went by slowly and last night came. Hans yawned and finally said,

“How about stopping here for the night!”He was pointing at a wide patch of grass surrounded by trees.

“OK,”answered Taarken. “But since Roudini is about I think one of us should stay up for the night, taking turns at looking out for any hostiles!” The others murmured their agreement and then walked back to their tent to sleep.

Hans was on first watch. So far there had been nothing to be seen or heard, just the odd badger or fox!

“Ahh, nothing out here, no chance of Roudini finding us, I think I’ll have a nap!”thought Hans. He lay back on the mossy ground and looked at the stars. Soon he was deeply asleep!

About ten metres away from Hans, four Indians lay, stealthily hidden by thick leaves.

“Haha, the fool of a ‘guard‘ has nodded off! Now we can go and grab some of their stuff!”whispered the leader. So, four Indians stole into the little clearing and paced cautiously towards the tent where Taarken was sleeping. The chief Indian thought,

“Tonight, we’ll just take some essential items and tomorrow I’ll have my revenge on Taarken. My knife will at last have some use. Houdini gave me that knife and his killer will be destroyed by it!”

The Indian and his band crept into the tent made of canvass! The chief looked around and saw a bag of bread.

“Hmm, we’ll start with that!”he thought. Soon the Indians and the chief had taken a lot of food and drink and one of Taarken’s guns. They moved out of the tent into the night and through the forest.

“What a success this has been!”thought the chief Indian. And what surprise Hans would get in the morning!

Chapter 3 A:A Moody Man

Hans woke up with a start! He had fallen asleep! He walked into the tent and then he stopped dead in his tracks! What on Earth was this? Belongings were strewn all over the tent floor and goodness knows how one of the others hadn’t heard all this happening.

“Taarken, hey Taarken!”shouted Hans.

“Oops!”thought Hans. “Someone’s been and gone while I was asleep! Now who could that be !? Oh, of course, Roudini!” Taarken woke suddenly,

“What on earth are you shouting. . .” He stopped in amazement and looked in horror at the tent!

“Hans!”he said slowly. “You aren’t going to tell me that someone has robbed this tent are you?”

“Erm, well, er, I think I nodded of!”finished Hans quickly.

“What on Earth were you thinking of!”yelled Taarken. Jamie and Robertson were staring in

amazement at the mess around them!

“We need to see what’s missing!”uttered Jamie realising what had happened. Hans looked gratefully at Jamie because Taarken was obviously about to spew out some more death threats at Hans! Then Robertson said quietly,

“I think Roudini has paid a visit and a nasty one at that!”

Chapter 3B:Revenge is Sweet?

Soon, Taarken’s temper had calmed down and they had checked what had been stolen! Food, lots of food had been stolen! Hans felt angry with himself after what he had done! What could he do to make amends? But he couldn’t think of a way to do this so he contented himself with helping Jamie drive the horses along on one of the carts.

They were just beginning to travel on a path surrounded by a dense forest when Taarken heard a noise and alerted the others,

“Hey, did anyone hear that?!” Taarken had heard a peculiar noise coming from the trees to his right.

“What on Earth was that?” Jamie finally replied,

“I don’t know what it is but I’ve heard it before! But where did I hear it? Oh yes, at the zoo!” Then Jamie fearfully understood what he had just said!

“Then. . .!”started Jamie. “What you just heard was an animal!” The others were just taking in what Jamie had said when a fierce growl came from the trees. Then came a rustling sound and a cat emerged from the trees. But not any old cat! A tiger! Everyone but Hans were petrified and stood motionless, looking fearfully at the tiger! Then Hans ran quickly to his cart and climbed in. The tiger roared and leapt after him bellowing all the way! The others, still watching terrified, wondered what Hans was going to do. But by now the tiger was on top of the cart shredding the canvassed roof! Then suddenly a shot rang out and the tiger reared in pain and jumped off the cart onto the firm ground. It was limping but still looked strong enough to kill a man. Taarken quickly realised what to do and grabbed his knife from his belt. The tiger slashed at Taarken, sending him flying but the tiger now had a knife embedded in his paw. He was losing health quickly but he looked as if he still had enough strength to finish off an injured Taarken who was lying helplessly on the ground. Bang, Bang! Hans wasn’t taking any chances this time! He had shot the tiger fatally in the chest twice! The tiger slumped dying to the ground! Around them, silence engulfed all the men’s fear and they realised that the fight was finally over! Robertson and Jamie ran over to Taarken and gave him some water. He had only got a cut on his arm and he was soon back in the cart, quite able to walk.

“Well!”said Taarken later that day after they had stopped for the night. “ You really saved the day!” But before Hans could answer Taarken was sleeping in his bed! Jamie quickly took charge,

“I know Hans has just saved the day, but I don’t think he is quite ready to stay on guard tonight and besides, he must be tired after his tiger killing session.” Hans nodded his agreement, feeling pleased that he had made up for his previous mishap! Then Jamie continued,

“I will go on guard with Robertson and we will both be holding a gun. But we will have to make sure it is well hidden, so any hostiles will think we are unarmed!” They all agreed to this and settled down for the night!  But they forgot about the hiding!

It was cold outside and Jamie and Robertson felt chilled. They were looking at the stars and gazing in wonder at the way they were designed. Then some clouds blew over and covered the stars and it felt as if something nasty was going to happen!

Roudini stealthily crept through the bushes and looked at the tent.

“Oh dear!”he thought. “There seem to be some guards!” He moved over to the back of the tent.

“Now to take them by surprise!”he thought. He moved cautiously to the back of Hans and thwacked a bulky stick on the man’s back. Jamie cried out and fell unconscious! Robertson jumped away but a shot split the air and Robertson heaved in pain as he was struck by a bullet in his arm!

Taarken had heard the noise and suspecting that Roudini was there he quickly grabbed his gun and made his way quietly to the door of the tent. He swiped the cover open and swung randomly in the air.


“Good!”thought Taarken. “I think I hit the jackpot!” Next to him he saw Jamie lying on the ground with Roudini crumpled helplessly on top of him! Robertson was on his knees nursing his wound. Around them, all hints of wildlife had gone and there was an eerie silence! Firstly Taarken had to move the injured into the tent. It was hard work as he had no help and it was nearly pitch black apart from some faint stars millions of light years away! Jamie and Robertson were now inside and in their beds! Jamie was still unconscious and Robertson was fast asleep! Taarken lay down and almost immediately fell asleep. But alas, he had forgotten about Roudini!

Jamie woke up first the next morning. He had a splitting head ache and he was feeling grumpy!

“Ohhh, what had happened last night!” Then he thought, “I’ll ask Taarken when he wakes up. No sooner than he said that Taarken woke up! He groaned when he saw Jamie. Why was he doing a journey with a first-class set of bunglers! He himself would have to go on guard tonight and that meant another night of no sleep! Robertson woke up and he felt a stab in his arm! Then he remembered his midnight scuffle! After that Taarken explained to a drowsy Hans what had happened and Hans agreed with him that he and Taarken should go on guard that night.

“I think we need to get a doctor for Robertson!” said Taarken.

“Yes, I need one soon because my arm is hurting like mad!”replied Robertson.

They got back into their carts and took a dirt track through the forest towards a village called Reedini. Reedini is inhabited by lots of Americans but some Indians still lived there.

Soon the carts reached the village Reedini. An Indian man walked out of the village.

“. . . . Enretieth cant cassa!”he muttered. Then seeing Taarken’s bewildered face he said,

“You come from. . .” he paused, maybe wondering what to say, “where?”he continued.

“We come to seek a doctor!” Taarken replied in plain American. “I Taarken. . .”he was stopped by the Indian.

“Ahhhhhhhh! Roudini, Taarken is here!” He seemed to understand American now and shrieking loudly he ran back into the village.

“Oh dear!”thought Jamie! “I think we might have an encounter!”

“OK, come on everyone AND BE CAUTIOUS!” cried Taarken as he approached the village on foot.

When the party entered the village, it suddenly went silent! Men stopped walking around, just to look at Taarken and the others. They were looking out for any sign of the seemingly ‘mad’ Indian who had ‘greeted them. Taarken thought,

“Is this the wrong village, there are no white men here.” But his worst fears were ceased by a man in his fifties, stepping out of a strange oblong hut. He wiped some sweat off his brow and stepped forward.

“Ahhhh, welcome to Reedini!” he said. You’d better come in here, erm. . ., I’ll explain later!” he gestured Taarken in to the hut and nodded at the others,

“Come on, you to, they are slightly hostile in this village. Listen, I’ll explain why. A few weeks ago the Indian Chief Ranchuo, decided to throw all the white men out of the village. Now, this was because of a man. A single, solitary man, caused that to happen. He only let me stay because I’m a doctor!” he paused and looked around at the group of tired travellers. They were now inside a hut. It was dimly lit and mattresses lay on hard oak beds with little more than a linen blanket draped over it. In every other bed, a man or woman lay fast asleep.

“So which one of you needs the surgery?”the doctor asked. Robertson pulled up his sleeve and showed the gouge in his arm.

“OK, come in here you lot, I’ll have to do some surgery to it. You can watch if you want.”explained the doctor. They all followed the doctor into a room at the side. A bed lay at the edge of it and a tray of implements was lying on the ground.

Then suddenly, Taarken was the only one to notice a small figure next to a glass of water. It was Roudini, about to drip something from a small bottle into the drink! Quick as a flash, Taarken had whipped out his gun and fired at Roudini. Roudini let out a cry and dropped the bottle. It smashed on the ground and green looking liquid spilled onto the floorboards!

“Roudini!” yelled Taarken angrily! “I will surely kill you this time!” he pointed his gun directly at Roudini’s face. “ So you’re the one who got the white men kicked out of this village! Now you try to poison someone!” he turned to the doctor. “Who was that glass of water meant for?”

“That man, with the injured arm! I say, what is this all about?”the doctor queried.

“This lunatic had been trying to kill us for a long time now!”raged Taarken. “I will kill him right now!”

“No, er, I can give you some useful information!”whimpered Roudini.

“Let’s hear your ‘information’!”mocked Taarken. “Spit it out!”

“OK, well. . .”he said nervously. “I sent men to burn down your house and kill your wife and children! I had to poison Robertson. . .” At this, Taarken leapt up in anger and fell upon Roudini! Jamie jumped in to restrain Taarken, but then wished he hadn’t! Roudini, as soon as he was free form Taarken’s grip, punched him on the nose. It started to bleed rapidly! Jamie now had Taarken on top of him and was struggling to breathe. Roudini thought,

“Har har, two down, two to go!” Then he threw himself on Robertson and pushed him to one side. He was out of the way too and because of his arm, he couldn’t even get up! Hans, however was not easily beaten. In his youth he had been a wrestler and still kept his skills up to scratch, when he had any spare time! He landed a punch on Roudini’s shoulder, but now, Roudini had a knife in his hand and proceeded to hold it menacingly, point first at Hans’ belly. Then he thrust it wildly at Hans, who ducked and kicked Roudini to the floor. The sharp knife flew through the air at hit the doctor who had been watching the fight with almost amusement! But now he was down on the ground dying! The knife had pierced his heart and a pool of blood was filling up! Then, suddenly Roudini tried a trick, only once done before properly. He tried a spin kick but fell helplessly to the ground! But then came the trick. Hans tried to jump onto Roudini’s back, but was repelled by a backwards kick by Roudini. He lay unconscious on the floor, with Roudini looking triumphant standing next to him.

“Wah wah wha! Wah woo wha!” Indian war cries! It reminded Roudini of that day when they had fought Taarken before. The smells came back to him and he was plunged into a flashback. He had a vivid memory of the Indians swarming forward. And then he realised that something was different. The Indians were attacking him! Suddenly he blacked out. . .


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I am a youngish person who likes footy, cricket, any sport. U name it! I live in ashford and I go to a school. I am being vague about myself cos i don’t want u to know who i am.

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