Welcome to the Year Six Page
The Trip to Manaus took to us 4 weeks. It sound long but really, it isn’t. A standard trip with my governess Miss Minton. She had a huge box with loads of life lasting great books! She said they are for later but I was tempted to read them all at once. We took the ship Cardinal which wasn’t that interesting. Then we embarked to find my relatives. Also whilst we were on the ship we tried to learn Portuguese. When I looked out the window I saw that the river was black, this was because the trees cover the sun so the river is not a regular colour. When I looked at the pointy gilt-edged mirrors. I saw a boy crying when he turned around to look at me, is face had pimples on them one on the forehead. I felt sorry for him, he asked me what my name I and I said Maia. He said he was adopted.
They even changed his Name to Clovis king but his real name is Jimmy Bates. He said he had a play and wanted me to come and see it. He said he is living with Mr and Mrs Goodley. After that they went to rehearse the play Clovis was the heir of the castle. I promised to come and see his play and he said he had to go so he said bye and I said it back. Then we left the ship, when I saw the forest I was amazed and scared at the same time. I wouldn’t recommend visiting it because I read in school that the forest have loads of deadly animals that can kill you. From the outside it looks scary but I bet you from the inside it has loads of beautiful plants. Then I had to catch p with Miss Minton. I saw the markets and My Governess gave me money so I can by presents for their whole family. I wanted to buy a puppy or a kitten but Miss Minton said they might already have one. I just bought one for no reason. So then we set off to Manaus and we arrived in the next couple of minutes. It wasn’t that interesting just a walk
Along the river to the Amazon by Ameera
THURSDAY 10TH OCTOBER, 1910
The expedition to the Amazon has taken approximately 4 weeks. To me, it dragged on forever! The time on the train was very bog-stand even Miss Minton (my governess) barely spoke. The only exciting thing for me to talk about is … when Miss Minton had a whole trunk full of books! (By the way I love books so, I can’t wait to read them) Hopefully, she lets me read a few.
We boarded the boat. (Shoulder to shoulder) We boarded the Cardinal. It was so beautiful! Even Miss Minton loved it!
However, there were these 2 Portuguese ladies who were fine at first…but when the uncontrollable, swirling storm came they started fussing and saying they wanted to die! (Also they were praying to the Virgin Mary, which I thought was so over dramatic!) Me and Miss Minton did not throw up we were tough as steel.
ON THE BOAT
We met this boy called Clovis king (That was his adopted name) Anyways he is one of the best actors I have ever seen. For real, he is very good. He was so emotional about a spot.Thats how I met him. He was acting in a play which was called…Macbeth and little lord Fauntleroy. I’d read the book it was soppy; but a good story. I thought Clovis acted very well. I had to go so I waved but he hugged me and Miss Minton. I promised him I would be at his next performance.
ROW, ROW, ROW
Finally we finished the voyage on the Cardinal .MR. Carter sent a boatman and then he rowed (His name was Furo) after ages of rowing and sitting we arrived. The place was so exotic, vibrant and breath-taking. This was a journey never to forget! We arrived in Manus FINALLY! I brought the twins two lace collars, for Mr cater a wallet and MISS cater a embroider shall. I hope they like it!
Incredible Journey by Stephanie
Thursday 10th October 1910
Hi my name is Maia, I am on my to the Amazon to live my relatives the Carters in Manaus. The journey has taken 4 long weeks. It sounds like a long and boring time but it went uncommonly quickly (even though it was boring). I went with The governess (Miss Minton ) The perfect part about the journey was that Miss Minton had carried stack of book in the cardinal .I can’t wait to read them. We entered the cardinal and set out to our adventure. (The cardinal was a beautiful ship.)
At the beginning of the journey I imaged the sun coming out but unexpectedly the seas became stormy, wild, windy and gust. The worst thing was watching people getting sea sick .I made a friend that was an actor his name was Clovis king (that was adopted name) his real name was Jimmy Bates. He was my own age but very unhappy and afraid. I promised to see his play in Manaus (it was called Macbeth and the lord Fauntleroy). The journey finally finish and we exited the cardinal.
The journey to get to the amazon was a journey not to forget. As we walked along amazon we passed plantation of rubber trees and Indian villages. I was becoming more excited. We stopped at the markets to buy some presents for the twins.it was my favourite thing going to the market because there all kinds of different thing to buy, who does not like a markets with different kinds of things. We travelled a little bit longer and finally arrived at Manaus.
Journey to the Amazon by Amber
Thursday 10th October 1910
Hey, my name is Maia! I am on my way to the Amazon ,to Mr and Mrs Carter-my new adoptive family! My trip there has been alright, but all I am excited about is to finally meet my new adoptive family… I know they’re going to be great! The entire journey took approximately 4 weeks but it really did drag on forever!
Read on to hear about my awesome adventures…
‘The Cardinal’ was a beautiful, posh, well-made cruise ship, so amazing it even had gilt-edged mirrors lining the walls! Can you imagine? It was great! But what wasn’t so great was the over-dramatic passengers who were on the ship- or the weather. Lets start with the over-dramatic passengers, vomiting, so sea sick they even prayed they would die! But not me or Miss Minton though- we’re made of sterner stuff! Now about the weather, miserable it was. Stormy , rainy not really what you would imagine when you think about a cruise to hot and sunny Manuas.
ON MY WAY TO THE MARKET
When we arrived we were greeted by a man named Furo. Mr Carter couldn’t come himself so Furo was going to be our only hope of transport. It was outstanding! The trip down the river to the Market was like one of the best experiences I have ever had! The greenery and nature was just mind blowing! Everyone seemed so friendly and all the children waved at me as I made my way down the river! It was fantastic!
The market was dazzling! Indians joyfully welcomed us and Miss Minton gave me some money from Mr Murray to spend… of course I used it on presents for the twins!
ARRIVING IN MANUAS
We had travelled for quite a while longer-an exciting, mind-blowing trip, and had arrived in Manaus….a few minutes into the Amazon and we were there! At Mrs and Mr Carters home!
Journey to the River SEA by Joshua
Thursday 15th April 1910
HI MY name is Maia. Today I’ll be telling you about my voyage to the River Sea (although it took 4 weeks).I’m on my to Manaus FROM EUSTON station. It sounds boring but when I get on the boat everything wilI be fine.
Let me skip to one of the most interesting bits. I and my governess (Miss Minton) boarded “THE CARDINAL” It was a massive cruise Ship. I was looking forward to meet the twins. I WAS WITH MY governess . I and Miss Minton tried to communicate with the foreign ladies (they were Portuguese).
IT was a rollercoaster ride on the boat. The Portuguese lady were raging and I thought they were behaving childish.
I hoped to see my distant cousins. I bet they weren’t keen on me coming to stay with them. I really think those Portuguese Ladies need a break and stop complaining.
I met a boy called Jimmy Bates. In his play he was Clovis king. He was always kind to me and he always made me laugh my heart out. HE was in a play called Little Lord Fauntleroy.
I have never heard of it but it sounded interesting. I promised him that I’ll come to watch his play. Whenever you make a promise you have to keep it. Although my parents died in a car crash in Egypt, I got adopted before my travel.
After four weeks, we finally arrived in Manaus a big beautiful city. Going down the Amazon,
Was breath-taking. I saw beautiful animals. The peaceful surroundings made me think I was at home. My vision of the Amazon was absolutely astounding. I and Miss Minton went to the market to get presents for Beatrice and Gwendylon.One of the best things so far was when I went to the market. Who doesn’t love a good old market? It’s the best place in the Amazon so far.
I saw watermelons the size of babies. What else does this have for me to explore?
By Joshua aka JS10
My Extensive Escapade to the Amazon by Gabriella
Saturday 15th July 1910
By Maia 4 the end
After a huge and tearful farewell, a beautiful horse-drawn carriage picked me up from my boarding school. I was so upset to have to leave my friends but I was also SO excited to go and see the vibrant Amazon and meet the Carter family. They seemed very welcoming although the letter was only two sentences long. I could imagine them in my head.
During the carriage journey, I tried to make some “small talk” with Miss Minton who I found there in the carriage before me. It was only a small conversation really. She is going to be my governess in the Amazon as well as the twins’. I learnt some quite alarming and surprising information about her along the way. Apart from that, it was quite bog-standard on the way to Euston Train Station… until I found out Miss Minton’s trunk was FILLED with BOOKS!
The Train Journey
The train journey was extremely less exciting. I was surprisingly fatigued so I just slept on the way. Not really going to go into much detail about that.
I was boarding the RMS Cardinal due to go to Brazil. It sounds like a beautiful ship and truly indeed it was. I couldn’t wait to stand on deck by the rails and feel the rush of wind through my hair; unfortunately my expectations were not fulfilled. For the first part of the journey the ship ran into a storm. Unfortunately, (since we obviously had to go below deck or we’d be thrown over) Miss Minton and I shared a room with two immature and over-reacting women. I felt quite proud of myself for not becoming nauseous but I think it wasn’t their will to be sick.
The ship was very beautifully decorated (as I’ve pre-stated) and everything was very neat, organised and prestigious. I met an actor called Clovis King- Jimmy Bates was his “parent-given” name- that was his “adopted name”. I’m going to go see his play in Manaus. I think he’ll do very well.
Welcome to the Amazon 1910
The voyage to Manaus took 4 weeks. I was staying in a room with Miss Minton and two Portuguese ladies. They were praying to the Virgin Mary to put them out of their misery. I thought they were over reacting. There started to be a storm which made the ladies on the ship groan louder. I and Miss Minton weren’t all that hungry so we went to the dining room for no reason. I felt superior being the only one that wasn’t sick. I couldn’t help but smile this lasted until Miss Minton was hanging on to the saloon rail with her large black bony arms. Miss Minton said this would be a great opportunity to learn Portuguese but I thought the twins would teach me. Trying to read on a cardinal was very hard especially when it keeps tossing and turning.
The second day of the storm I went to the main state room where the passengers were supposed to sit and enjoy some nice cold drinks. I was alone because Miss Minton was helping the Portuguese ladies get out of bed. It was a huge room with comfy red plush sofas screwed to the floor and locked down so when the boat was tossing and turning the sofa stayed nice and secure. Then I saw a boy of my own age. He was peering into one of the mirrors on the far end of the wall. He had fair hair long and curly and was dressed in old-fashioned clothes – velvet knickerbockers and a belted up jacket and long sleeves. I talked to him for a little while. His name was Clovis. I told him I was going Manaus. He said he was doing a show there so I promised I was going to be there. Nothing really happened after that but I remember buying Beatrice and Gwendolyn a present. I decided not to get them any animals because I didn’t want them to get something they already had.
It would be a great experience to go to the Amazon you might even see a bit of native animals sleeping on the tree just like bats there nocturnal so you might see them on some trees you might also see some spider monkeys there long arms make them look like a spider as they swing from tree from tree. You might even see some native people hunt some food there very friendly.