Book Creator

McNally DG Block

by Mrs. McNally's Class

Pages 4 and 5 of 47

Her thoughts drifted to how the house was when she found it. The abandoned house really was a mystery. When the girls had found it, it had been abandoned for a while, judging from the look on the outside. But on the inside, it was still as neat as a pin. Even more mysterious was the fact that there was still fresh food inside the huge pantry. Thalia pulled a little book out of the bookcase and a hidden door opened up. Inside stood a girl, who was slowly rocking a baby in her arms. Maya and Penny. The three girls were orphans. Their mother had been dead for about a year and a half. After Thalia told Maya what had happened, she silently started packing a bag. She told Thalia that this was foolish, but she wasn’t going to stop her. Then, the three girls headed out. They ran across the rooftops until they got to the battle. Jonathan groaned softly as she lifted him onto her back. He was heavy. Really, really heavy. She whispered to Maya that she couldn’t carry him on the rooftops, so they would have to go on the ground. They started walking, but it was progressively getting darker, and Thalia was getting tired. They decided to rest for the night. She set Jonathan down, and then slowly drifted off to sleep. 
She awoke to a huge BOOM! She opened her eyes, panicking. What if Maya or Penny was hurt? What if Jonathan needed help? What if… Her thoughts trailed off  as she realized what she was seeing. Overnight, the fight must have shifted, because they were now in the middle of a battle. Which meant the medicine tent had shifted to.  Nazis and Americans were head on head with each other, swinging their bayonets and shooting their guns.  BOOM! A cannon crashed, and Penny awoke with a whimper. Thalia and Maya looked at each other. They knew what to do.
 They sprinted out of the battle, not pausing to adjust Jonathan on Thalia’s shoulders, or to rock Penny. Out of the battle, into an alley and onto the street they ran. Thalia’s legs were starting to shake. But all she was worried about was to get Jonathan and Penny to safety. As they rounded the corner, Thalia sighed with relief at what she saw.  Standing in the alleyway was an American Red Cross medicine tent. She dragged Jonathan  into the tent and collapsed. Her head was spinning. She heard Maya explaining, but she was too tired to help. She didn’t care what happened now. All she knew  was that she was safe.