Personal Narrative: My Childhood Adventure Essays

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Ah! I see you have come to hear my story. Well, I warn you now; I am advanced in years and might forget some parts. My story is filled with adventure, new beginnings, and confusion. But enough! I will begin. I was a girl of just 15, ready to explore the outside. I lived in an ancient city, named Baktrahkpi. This city was on a mysterious island, where many centuries ago, it was decided by the gods that each quarter moon the island would vanish and appear in a new spot, never quite the same one. One morning, on my 15th birthday I decided I wanted to go and explore, for I was now considered a woman. I knew the island like that back of my hand, but there was this other land in the distance that was miles away. I didn’t tell my parents where…show more content…
We got into the boat, it was clammy, but the coolness was refreshing. We rowed in silence for awhile; letting the waves drift us closer to the unknown land by the second. Then he said: “Why is it you want to venture there? It is safe and comfortable at home, why bother?” I replied: “We know the island like our houses. We have explored the jungle hundreds of times. It was time for a change of scenery.” He grunted in reply. Again silence. I was beginning to notice how much I hated silence. An eerie mist was growing. I didn’t think anyone (not even fishermen) had traveled out this far. I was starting to get cold. Sif had been smart and brought his cloak. I was too excited to bother. As we reached the half-way point to the land, I got nervous. I knew he wouldn’t be happy if I told him to turn around, but the sudden thought of a new place frightened me. Never once had I been off of our island, and the thought of getting lost was looming ahead. I finally said: “Sif, if we get lost will you know the way back?” he replied: “Yes, if the current is on our side, then we will be back safely.” “And what if a storm approaches?” “I would do everything in my power to keep us together… but enough questions. We are almost there.” I caught my first glimpse of the city. It was nothing like I’d ever seen before! The resplendent sun setting on the towering buildings was beautiful! Everywhere you looked was a new
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