The Ransom Essay

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Behind me I could here the heavy steps of my pursuer, ahead of me lay a blanket of darkness. My legs shook and my head ached. I didn't know what was behind me, but every time I took a breath I heard the footsteps moving closer and closer to me. Suddenly, someone grabbed me by the shoulder. The tough hand scratched my back. The pursuer dragged me as if I were a criminal. I did not know where I was but the pursuer pushed me against a cold jagged wall.Then the person spoke to me in a low and crude voice. He wanted all the money I had or he would keep me hostage. My pockets were empty. When he checked my pockets and found out that I had no money, still in darkness he pulled me to my feet, clinging viciously to my arm and dragging me along with him. I had no idea where the man was taking me. I was shivering, exhausted and petrified.He took me to a brighter room and told me I was a hostage from that point onward. Numb with terror, I could not speak, move or even hum. He threatened me by pointing his gun at me, so I thought it was wise not to aggravate the man. In the dim light, I could just make out his face. He had dark hair, was about one hundred and eighty centimeters tall, wearing brunette boots and a dark shirt.I spent, what felt like an hour waiting for someone to rescue me, then suddenly, the door swung open and for a second I thought it was the police but unfortunately it was the man. He'd brought me some food to eat. He brought some ill-smelling cookies and shoved them into my mouth. Then, the man called someone on the telephone and referred by name to my parents. He told them that he needed one million dollars and also told my parents that I had been kidnapped. I could hear mum and dad crying in dismay. My mum and dad had just won the lottery for one million dollars and they had just planned to spend it on a holiday the mortgage.For a long time it had been hard without much money at home. "Why me?" I asked myself, was it because my parents had won the lottery with the media and press all around us. Could it have been due to us telling the world on television and in the newspaper?After a while, the man asked me if my parents had spent the one million dollars on anything and I quickly shook my head. Then he asked me if they would pay the million dollars; I told him I didn't know.The next day, was bright and sunny. I could tell by the small hole on the roof. I could see the clear, blue sky looking down to me in the darkness. I was trying to figure out where I was because the hole could be a key for rescuing me, but I could see nothing except clear sky when abruptly a leaf fell on top of the hole and blocked the light. I also heard the...

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