This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Dragon Rider: Armaila Essay

1268 words - 6 pages


Armaila jumped up, and pulled the homemade arrow out of the soft bark of the tree. It made a
soft squishing sound.

She'd been practising her archery all morning, but now the wind was blowing too hard for her to
continue. She examined the arrow, her light green eyes twitching back and fourth. Satisfied, she
put it back n her quiver with all the other arrows. Bow in hand, she began the mile walk back to

“Uncle!” she cried, as she stepped through the oak wood doorway. Her parents had been
summoned by the king; her father had been accused of being part of an assassination plot against
the king. Her father couldn't have done it, Armaila knew, but that didn't make the situation any
less serious. The trial was still one month way. Her aunt and uncle, on her mothers side were
looking after her. Her aunt, Marie, was her mothers sister. Her family lived not but a few miles
from where she lived, so she was familiar with all the country side around their farm.

“Armaila!” answered the burly man. Most of the hair on the top of his head was gone, and what
remained was a dirty shade of white. With haste, she put her bow down, and ran to her uncle,
wrapping her arms around his stout waist. She stood about as high as his shoulders.

“Any word about father and mother?” she said, her green eyes worriedly searching his worn face.
He shook his head, an expression of sorrow was on his face.
“No my child.” He said softly, brushing her autumn brown locks.
“Where is aunty?”
“She went to town, perhaps she will bring back word.” He smiled reassuringly at her.

Armaila nodded; an attempt to reassure herself. Then, just as on the last two days she was there,
went into the kitchen to make dinner. Soon the aroma of ham, potatoes and steamed vegetables
filled the small room. Shortly after the ham came out of the small wood stove, Armaila heard the
familiar sound of her aunt and uncles wagon. Running to make sure that it was her aunt, she
looked out the tiny window.

“Earl? Armaila?” Came the familiar call of her aunts voice.
“Aunty! Is there any word?”
“No Armaila. I am sorry.” She gave Armaila a small smile, but not out of joy.

Armailas aunt walked into their small home, setting down a small cloth bag, filled with supplies
she had bought. Earl went to tend to the horses. Marie began to put some of the things she had
bought away.

Armaila thought something seemed different about her aunt—like she knew something, and
wanted to tell someone. “Aunty, is there anything wrong? Is it about my parents?” Armaila asked.
Marie paused briefly. She was busy putting away a bag of new dish rags in a cupboard underneath
the basin-sink.
“No dear, your parents are fine.” She replied.
“Aunty?” Armaila said in a questioning tone. Just then Earl walked in.

“Well, lets eat, ladies.” He said, hanging up his tattered hat on a peg by the door.
“Earl, Armaila, I need you both to sit down.” Marie said, causing Armaila to begin to...

Find Another Essay On Dragon Rider: Armaila

Revolutionary Work of Art Essay

1890 words - 8 pages Walter Benjamin emphasizes in his essay, “The Work of Art in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility” that technology used to make an artwork has changed the way it was received, and its “aura”. Aura represents the originality and authenticity of a work of art that has not been reproduced. The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican is an example of a work that has been and truly a beacon of art. It has brought a benefit and enlightenment to the art

Enlightenment Thought in New Zealand Schools

1594 words - 6 pages In this essay I will be looking at how the political and intellectual ideas of the enlightenment have shaped New Zealand Education. I will also be discussing the perennial tension of local control versus central control of education, and how this has been affected by the political and intellectual ideas of the enlightenment. The enlightenment was an intellectual movement, which beginnings of were marked by the Glorious Revolution in Britain

Psychological Egoism Theory

2240 words - 9 pages The theory of psychological egoism is indeed plausible. The meaning of plausible in the context of this paper refers to the validity or the conceivability of the theory in question, to explain the nature and motivation of human behavior (Hinman, 2007). Human actions are motivated by the satisfaction obtained after completing a task that they are involved in. For example, Mother Teresa was satisfied by her benevolent actions and

How Celtic Folkore has Influenced My Family

1587 words - 6 pages Every family has a unique background that influences the way they live and interact with other people. My parents, who emigrated from Ireland to the States with my three brothers in 1989, brought over their own Celtic folklore and traditions that have helped shaped the way our family operates and lives. One aspect of folklore that has helped shape my family dynamic is the Celtic cross—both its background and what role it has played in our lives

Julia Margaret Cameron

1406 words - 6 pages At a time when women were looked upon as being homemakers, wives, mothers and such the late 1850's presented a change in pace for one woman in specific. Photography was discovered in 1826 and soon after the phenomenon of photography was being experimented with and in turn brought new and different ways of photo taking not only as documenting real time, but also conceptualizing a scene in which an image would be taken. Julia Margaret Cameron will

Evaluation of School Improvement

1403 words - 6 pages The evaluation process should be progressive to incorporate overall planning, implement changes, which contribute to success. In order to focus on school climate and norms, the evaluation design must include the students, instructions, and outcomes to improve communication and building-level concerns to be address in this response. School Climate and Social Norms The school principal, other staff leaders, and personnel set the tone and the

Case Study: The Benefits of Animal Testing

1757 words - 7 pages Nine year old Amy has already had a rough start in life. She was born with an abnormal heart that hinders her everyday activities. Amy is unable to keep up with kids her own age because she often tires out easily. As a consequence, she has very little friends and is often alone. Amy is forced to take different medications everyday just to survive. Amy’s life consists of medicine, doctors, and constant hospital visits. However, Amy is due for a

Myth and Magic: Realism in "One Hundred Years of Solitude"

1531 words - 6 pages “He enjoyed his grandmother's unique way of telling stories. No matter how fantastic or improbable her statements, she always delivered them as if they were the irrefutable truth” (Wikipedia, 2011). Experiences are particular instances of one personally encountering or undergoing something and in these moments of time life changes for the best or the worst and memories are formed. These recollections such as riding your first bicycle, going to

Adiponectin: a Novel Indicator of Malnutrition and Inflammation in Hemodialysis Patients

2384 words - 10 pages Objective Protein-Energy malnutrition (PEM) and inflammation are common and overlapping conditions in hemodialysis patients which are associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Adiponectin is an adipocytokine which is exclusively produced by adipose tissue. Few studies in hemodialysis patients have demonstrated that serum levels of adiponectin were significantly higher in malnourished patients compared to well-nourished ones. The

The Congo Free State: A Legacy of Apathy, Exploitation and Brutality

2298 words - 9 pages Between 1885 and 1908, Belgium’s Leopold II ruled Congo, a region in central Africa, as his personal colony, exploiting the resources and inhabitants for his own gain. Leopold allowed and encouraged Europeans and other Westerners to enter Congo and set up companies whose primary purpose was to gather rubber, which was abundant but difficult to get to in the Congo, using the Congolese as the laborers for the Europeans. Rubber gathering in Congo

Selective Exposition in The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson

1073 words - 4 pages Usually when someone hears the word “lottery” the first thing that comes to mind is a large sum of cash that people compete against highly impractical odds to win. Shirley Jackson’s story The Lottery might imply a similar conception based on the title alone, but the story is filled with unknowns never revealing exactly when and where the story takes place, or why the lottery exists; even what the lottery is isn’t revealed until the very end. Yet

Similar Essays

Dragon Rider: To Think Without Thinking

1085 words - 5 pages the evil. Our king is good, but even with the Fairies as allies, his power is small. We need the power of a Dragon and her Rider to make the land we live in safe again. Where you lived, it was not that bad—the odd thief or beating. But out there, it is...worse.” Marie fell silent; but Armaila could tell she would not remain that way. Perpula craned her neck to stare at her travailing companions. “All of you keep talking about this God

Dragon Rider: Fredgar Essay

844 words - 4 pages him father.” She set her sword and stone down. “It is true that he is my father. I am an Altor—half Human, half Fairy. I was born like a Fairy, and I look like a Fairy, but my strength is weaker than a Fairy, though still stronger than a Human. As for Viral, it is not my place to say.” “His sword, the one my aunt and uncle were using, it looked like mine, and you said it was made for the next Rider. Is he, or at least was he, a Dragon Rider

When The Bubble Burst Essay

1539 words - 6 pages By the time I arrived state side from my second tour in the Middle East the housing bubble had already burst. I noticed a drastic change in the way that many of my friends and family were living. Several of my friends that worked in real estate had sold their boats and seconds houses. My own stock portfolio had lost a third of its value. My sister and her husband had defaulted on their home mortgage leaving them scrambling for a place to live. I

Phase Diagram Essay

4456 words - 18 pages Introduction: Chemical equilibrium is a crucial topic in Chemistry. To represent and model equilibrium, the thermodynamic concept of Free energy is usually used. For a multi-component system the Gibbs free energy is a function of Pressure, Temperature and quantity (mass, moles) of each component. If one of these parameters is changed, a state change to a more energetically favorable state will occur. This state has the lowest free energy