Journies Essay

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It was any normal day. I heard the letters falling in at the usual 10'O clock. I glanced at them all until a brown and tattered envelop caught my sight. The stamp had faded away. I tore it open and found a letter addressed to me saying:Dear George:There has been something that I've been hiding from you for many years. A family secret that would change your and your children's lives forever. I believe it is the appropriate time for you to know this, as I don't know how many more days I might live. Come seek me, I will be waiting for your arrival at the Pacific Island of Va ...(The rest of the letter was blurry and unreadable)I thought for a moment that it was definitely my father who sent the letter, as I recalled my father was taken away by the police for saying that he is the righteous king of England. For saying that he was dumped on an island for life for the sin he committed. But then again I though why would he keep a secret from me all these years, it must be big.I went back to the letter again and read "I don't know how many more days I might live" and I panicked for a moment, I knew that I my father might be in trouble. I grabbed my overcoat and the letter with the envelop and rush to the general post office. When I got there I asked the mail man if he knew the origin of the letter, he asked around and came back to me with Va might be the pacific island of Vanuatu. I payed the mail man for this information and I headed straight for the travel agency.There were posters in the agency advertising Vanuatu and saying frequent sails with special prices. I came just in time to book a ship setting sail noon the following day. The next came faster than I thought; I awoke at the crack of dawn to do some final packing. I boarded the ship called the 'Lady Rose' which looked a bit shabby on the outside but it had a luxurious interior. As people say 'you can't judge a book by its cover' I like to say 'you can't judge a ship by its hull'. Most of the other passengers seemed to be vacationers, escaping the winter cold.The first few days of journey were smooth and enjoyable, with many activities available on the ship that made time fly by. Everyday I wondered when I'll be able to arrive at the island. It's been a whole week since I boarded the ship, during this time a few peculiar events occurred such as the death of two crew man of the ship due to an unknown disease. This did bring some panic with some of the travellers but that was about it.It has been two and a half months since I last saw England. So far nothing unlucky has happened except the death of two crew men but overall even the weather has been great so far. But all this...

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