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Fisherman Faces a Striking Storm

Reported by Ruby 

Mr Tom Bawcock sails out to save a village. He caught enough fish for a lifetime.

Just before Christmas a raging storm struck Mousehole in Cornwall, at the south west end of England. Due to the storm, the fishermen and their little wooden boats could not get out to fish.

Mr Tom Bawcock and his cat Mowzer went out in this horrendous weather to save the village he lived in. The whole village named him a brave hero this was the worst storm that had hit in one hundred years!

Mr Tom Bawcock explained how he felt “Before I went to the harbour to collect my boat I was terrified and scared, the look in Mowzer’s eyes I could tell she was worried and frightened too,” Tom was a hero! He went out of the Mousehole gap and took the safest route he knew to the fishing grounds.

As soon as the nets were in the boat Tom sailed back home to harbour. Was he scared? Oh yes he was. He decided it should be him to go because there was no food left and his family had all passed away, “ it cannot be the young men because they have family to look after.” Sighed Tom.

In Mousehole just before Christmas Mr Tom Bawcock went out into the worst storm in one hundred years, because there was no food left whatsoever in the cupboards. From that year on every year on the day before Christmas Eve, a fish feast.

Picture 1 Striking storm hits Mousehole
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