By Lola, Rockwell Green.
Storm covers Mousehole, smashing against the wall like a stampede stamping down a road. That night there was Christmas chaos over Mousehole. Cornwall is at the south west of England beside a coast line. A powerful raging storm hit Mousehole. Mousehole is a small village with a tall harbour wall.
Just before Christmas there was a terrible storm there was no food left, so someone called Tom Bawcock and his cat, Mowzer, went out early in the morning when it was still dark. He lit a lantern in the window and stoked up the range so that is was warm when he returned.
This was the worst storm in 100 years. “It was so hard to chuck the net.” complained Tom. “He’s a hero!” shouted one of the villagers.
Tom decided it had to be him. “It had to be me, all of the other fishermen have wives and children to worry about.” explained Tom.
Tom Bawcock took the safest route. He took his cat Mowzer with him. The villagers lit lanterns to guide him home. He had a really strong boat to be able to go out in that massive storm. With the lanterns really bright and the waves calming down, Tom would be able to get home safe and be able to save his village. They had a massive fish festival and a lantern parade through the village. They had many visitors celebrating too, and there were some great lanterns people made together. The whole village was full of people there was hardly any room left. Everyone was crowed round Tom Bawcock asking how he did it. “How did you get that much fish?”
“Well it was hard in the storm.” Explained Tom.