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Terrific Tom Saves Cornwall

Reported by Samuel for the Mousehole Weekly


On the coast of Cornwall, a fierce storm hit the walls of Mousehole, and an old man saved the village at night.


Mousehole, a small village on the coast of Cornwall, at south west of England, a frightening, ferocious storm came.


Just before Christmas, (December) Mr Tom Bawcock went out early to save his village from starve. Suprisingly, how early he went out, he came back so late. On the day he went out, he took his cat with him, and nearly everybody thinks it was a bit silly.


A villager called Steven Milton explained, “I think the cat actually helped Tom but other villagers disagree.” And his child giggled, “The storm almost looked like an animal.” Tom says it was the worst storm in 100 years.


Tom explains “When we got out of the great walls, the waters seemed stronger and wilder than it was before.” It was a raging storm and it was strange that Mr Tom Bawcock, a really old man came back from one of the worst storms in the world.

Tom mumbled, “Well, you know, I had to do it . I think I was the only one who could do it.” Tom says that he was the only man who could do it but other people say they could have done it too.

Tom says he took the safest route and took his beautiful cat, Mowzer and his muscly boat. The people of Mousehole recognised his boat wasn’t in the harbour at night and the ladies of Mousehole lit lights in their windows and the men went down to the harbour wall. The men took lanterns and tried to guide Tom back home.

We’re still left with lots of questions like, is the storm really part storm part animal, did Tom’s cat really help?

Picture 1 Storm almost playing with a boat
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