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A Convict Letter Back Home Essay

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My dearest parents,I was just a shadow in this world, a shadow in this world, a shadow that no one would notice, just an empty, lonely, broken shadow. These words passed through my head in the middle of my tears, ‘I’m so lonely. I needed something to make the pain go away.’ I tried so hard and search deep inside my sou. When I reached the bottom, I found it. Something that made my days seemed so dark…***The night was lonely. I gazed up to find the reflection of the moon stretching itself across the ceiling. I stepped out of the house into the night, finding raindrops pouring from the empty sky. Wondering around in the cold, I was careful not to make any eye-contact with the soldiers passing by. My stomach was churning. I had not eaten for a whole day. I needed food. Even a crumb of bread would do. Creepily, I sneaked into the market to steal and grab my required necessities. What I didn’t realise was that there were two soldiers who stood invisible behind a wall as dead and still as a leaf. Only their eyes, large and lustful sparked as they watched me pace around the scrumptious foods, hiding them under my jacket. I kept moving but then, I suddenly felt hot air against the back of my neck. Two arms jerked out of nowhere and grabbed onto me. They soldiers had finally merged out of the shadows taking action upon me. They dragged me out of the market. My feet was rubbing against the rough surface of the road. I assumed they were taking me to prison, instead, I found myself in chains aboarding The Charlotte.I took a glimpse of other criminals getting pushed into prison which was what had happened to me next. As my knees fell and scraped against’s the cell’s cold iron floor, the ship began to depart from shore, setting sail for a remarkably long journey that awaited ahead of them. Leaving the country was one thing that I had dreamt of-putting all the hardships that I had faced behind just for the sake of money. But at the same time, I felt so dull and gloomy that I was not able to bring you with me. You were at home waiting for me to return but then I left you so suddenly without saying my last goodbye and giving you my last blessings. I was awfully sorry and afraid. What if I would never get to hear you voices again? As the ship set sail across the surging blue, I heard the cries of the wolves in the distance fading into the night. This was in 1787.***After all of these years, you had probably been wondering where I had been all of this time. Now it was 1787. Unforunately, after such a long journey across the open sea, I ended on the coast of a new-found country, New Holland, known by then name of Botany Bay. This was the name given by the founder of this country, Captain James Cook. The scene was not as accurate like James Cook had described it. The soil was dry which made fertalising crops difficult. The trees had already began to shed their leaves, leaving branches looking like bony fingers. The leaves were not...

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