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Alfred Burton Descriptive Writing

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I imagined all those aboard, including himself, would perish, condemned to where all sailors feared the most, Davy Jones locker.
Sails began to rip from the immense power of the horrific wind. An earsplitting crack captures the attention of all on deck. Worried eyes watched as the main mast tumbled to the side, plunging into the sea. The violent rocking motion caused the mast to snap at its base.
Its sails expanded rapidly catching the movement of destructive waves, toppled over, but not entirely free of the ship battered about in hostile waves. The constant hammering of waves against the crippled mast and sails forced the ship to list alarmingly to the starboard side, ship in danger of capsizing.
The brave men of the crew rushed to the damaged mast with axes in hand to free it from the ship. As a …show more content…

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  • Imagines all those aboard, including himself, would perish, condemned to where all sailors feared the most, davy jones locker.
  • Describes how the crew rushed to the damaged mast with axes in hand to free it from the ship. they chopped at the ropes entangling the mast and ship and grabbed anything to prevent themselves from sliding into the merciless waves.
  • Narrates how the roaring wind, crashing waves drowned out the captain's commands. the crew ran up on deck from a hatch, waved his arms among the harsh spray of seawater.
  • Describes how the ship's crew worked non-stop for hours in bone-chilling water. the force and violent nature of waves fractured the upper support of the rudder.
  • Narrates how the ship's bell sounded calling everyone to gather up on deck. passengers looked at each other amazed that they had survived.
  • Describes how the captain checked the ship after the crew struggled to repair it during the storm. they observed the passengers dishearten expressions.
  • Regrets that six crew members perished while working in the frigid water of the ship. silent, motionless passengers stared mindlessly toward their captain.
  • Narrates how crew and passengers knelt on deck and waited reverently in honor of those who perished during the storm.
  • Narrates how captain brought the wrapped bodies of brave men and laid them on the deck. captain opened a bible, and everyone aboard bowed their heads.
  • Narrates how crewmen placed a wrapped body over the ship's rail and tilted the plank. the captain praised god and those who gave their lives during the storm
  • Describes how samuel, thankful he's alive, began filling his diary with what occur during the storm and up on deck.
  • Describes how samuel sought to gather information from the ship's passengers, but their different natures prevented it. with the passing of the storm, an opportunity arose, watching how they came together mingled among each other.
  • Describes john and margaret holmes as soft-spoken, polite, gray-haired, wrinkled hands and faces showing the passage of their existence. their elderly eyes revealed the affection still burning.
  • Concludes that samuel strolled over to the pompous young man proudly going by the name of alfred burton iii, asked if he would discuss the storm.
  • Opines that his dark-brown hair, and handsome features made him extremely attractive, judging by his attitude. he never worked a day in his life.
  • Describes elizabeth as a fair-skinned, dark-brown farm girl raised by her father after her mother died when she was two.
  • Describes jacob, a handsome dark-haired young man of 23, who noted intelligence from the conversation with him, assigned by his father to care for his sister and explore new opportunities for the family’s farming business.
  • Narrates how victoria warren grew jealous when samuel spoke to all the passengers, but not to her or her family. samuel knew better than to argue with her about trivial things.

Their elderly eyes revealed the affection still burning. The couple on their way back home to Middlesex on the outskirts of London, having spent a month with relatives in Georgia departed from many a loved one. Their aged bodies, no longer able to handle the harsh, bitter cold of a Georgia winter as it approaches. Along with hopes of avoiding the rough winter storms at sea.
His discussion concluded Samuel strolled over to the pompous young man proudly going by the name of Alfred Burton III, asked if he would discuss the storm. Dealing with his fears, he happily accepted.
I have to admit his dark-brown hair, and handsome features made him extremely attractive, from what he conveyed and judging by his attitude. He never worked a day in his life, born of an affluent cotton producer, on his way to London for a well-deserved vacation. Where he’ll, mingle with young ladies from the upper class. Gloat about his marvelous life.
Samuel saw the arm of her brother around her, asked Elizabeth and Jacob if they had a minute to talk, both politely

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