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Jeeven’s Street Child… own ending

StreetchildSuddenly from nowhere, an tall strange and bizarre-looking man approached Jim. Without him noticing anything, the man kidnapped him! Jim was all alone. The bizarre-looking man was about to do something horrible, he took Jim away, away somewhere to a creepy, dark and scary place, which was an unknown place.

Sitting next to the house of Lame Betsy, Jim woke up and was really confused, as  he heard someone walking towards him. Swiftly and rapidly, he started to run for his life! He ran faster and faster. He peered over his shoulder and saw the strange-looking man again.

BANG! Jim ran into a wall and fainted. In his mind everything went blank. The strange man picked him up and put him in a sack. Jim was short on breath. Suddenly, he missed Lizzie and Emily a lot. He was still thinking why his mum took him and not Lizzie and Emily. Jim was really hungry, he hadn’t eaten in a while and this sack was filthy and dusty.

The strange man stopped anxiously to look at Jim. He quickly walked away to a building nearby. Minutes later, Jim slowly got up and  ran off, away from everybody.

Lizzie and Emily missed Jim a lot, as they missed their ma. They wandered when they would come back.

Jim walked in to a wood and in the dark and gloomy night he tried to find a way out, but unfortunately there was so many small foot paths, it was difficult to decide where to go. He took a left turn and it led him into a bigger pathway. The pathway was very narrow, steep and smelly. Walking anxiously, he tripped over a rock, which was a very small strange rock. It was getting really dark and he saw some lights. He was relieved, it was still really dark, though he could see where to go. Jeeven.

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