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We ran as fast as we could towards the bank and I frantically tried to look for my mother. We found her setting up the tables. I tried to show her the documents but she just wouldn't listen so I knew it was up to us to catch the thieves. We went to get the Security Officer and told him what we had found. He got on his radio and called for five Garda cars. It was now 3:10 and the Gardai had still not arrived. I went around to the back of the building just to check if everything was all right when I heard a gunshot. I ran back around to the front of the building and saw five Garda cars skidding around the corner after the four limousines. Three men hopped out of the first limousine while the other three blocked in the Gardai. The three men took out guns and fired shots at the oncoming security guards. One of the ricocheting bullets was intercepted by one of the Gardai cars, which ignited into flames. The flames spread quickly towards the other cars while the men scampered to safety. In a matter of seconds, the three cars went up in a loud burst that engulfed the area. By now the three officers lay dead and four others were badly injured. My friends and I gazed with terror as the officers slowly succumbed to the heat and smoke.
TO BE CONTINUED . . .
Yes! There was nothing I could do, so I went back to
the bank to find a stunned mother.
TO BE CONCLUDED ..
By Darren Cullen.
"Wake up, come on, hurry," Dano shouted. "Oh,
leave me be, for another ten minutes". Caroline replied. "She
is not an early morning kind of girl. I will grab the map," Dano
said. We left the hotel with thanks to the man at the reception and
made our way over a bridge called Johns Bridge. "Open the map".
Eddy said "And see where we are off to". We found our current
location on the map and looked to see our next location, which looked,
like a castle so we went on our way over the bridge and came to a
narrow little street called Rose Inn Street. We walked a few yards
when a young boy approached us. He was a tall thin boy with a bony
face. "You look lost." the boy said. "Yes we are lost."
Caroline replied reluctantly, "Could you tell us how to find
a castle of some description?". "Yes, of course" the
boy answered very enthusiastically, "Kilkenny Castle is just
a couple of minutes walk away from here".
John and Laura arrived at MacDonagh station in Kilkenny. They got off the train and out of the train station and they were not familiar with Kilkenny. They saw traffic lights when they got out of the train station so they asked some people where Kilkenny castle was. So then they ran as fast as they could to Kilkenny castle. It was closed after six so they had to find a place to stay because it was getting dark.
Do you remember what you were doing on April 11th? I do and I'll remember it for the rest of my life. It was the greatest adventure ever. Maybe one day I'll write it all down so that everyone can experience the adventure of a lifetime.
However, two days later I was to receive a sharp reminder! A phonecall came to our neighbour's house where we were staying. Mrs. Mutton went to answer it. She said it was for me. I went over to the phone and picked it up. Then a mumbled voice answered " I'm sorry I had to bomb your house but unfortunately for you, you saw some top secret plans. Now, either you keep your mouth shut or I'm going to have to kill you and your cousin." All of a sudden the man hung up.
It had been a long and tiring journey but at last we had arrived. I heard the announcer call out last stop "McDonagh Station." I didn't know where this was but I didn't care as long as it was as far away from Dublin as we could get.
We had boarded the train in somewhat of a daze, Danny, my mother and I. We didn't know where we wanted to go and my mother had just asked for three one-way tickets out of Dublin.
The first thing I saw as we walked out onto the street was a pub with a black and amber flag hanging out of the window. I may not be what you'd call a G.A.A fanatic but I know that Kilkenny wear black and amber jerseys. Well at least I knew what city we were in, it was a start. I began to point this out to my mother but she had already spotted it. "I know," she said, "we're in Kilkenny." "Kill who?" asked Danny. He wasn't very good with Irish place names.
Just outside the train station there were traffic lights
and crossroads. We all just wanted to get something to eat and then
to find a place to stay for the night, so we took the street which
looked the busiest and had the most shops. As we walked along I began
to take in my surroundings. I could see a church steeple rising above
the shops on my right and on my left I could make out what looked
to be the turret of a castle. I remembered that Kilkenny used to be
the Medieval capital of Ireland and that it was a very historical
city from my history. It didn't look like it to me though.
We had come to a bridge but before we had a chance to cross it my mother spotted a sign for a hotel. "Look at this" she said, "the River Court Hotel, we can stay here for the night." We checked in and went to our room. They had told us that dinner would be in half an hour, so we had some time to rest.
After dinner we went back to our room and decided to discuss what had happened so far. We all agreed that the reason we were being chased was because of the plans we had seen on the disc. We had no idea who was chasing us or if they knew where we were now. I suddenly remembered the star logo I had seen before the plans came up on the screen. I remembered thinking I had seen it before but couldn't remember where. I told Danny and my mother about it and she asked me if I would be able to draw it out. I said I thought I could and I sketched what I had seen and showed it to her. I then realised that it was not only a star there was also a sort of half moon with a line through it. It was the emblem on the flag of Russia!
We knew that we would have to move on again and soon. It was only a matter of time before they found us. My mother said that she would have to go to the bank to withdraw some money. She knew it would be risky but she had no choice as the hotel wasn't cheap.
It was when she came back that we finally realised the full extent of the trouble we were in. The look on her face said it all. She told us in a despairing voice that the bank had told her that they had no record of her account. It was as if she had never existed.
Between us, we had just enough money for the bus out of the city. We tried contacting our neighbour but the operator told us that her phone had been disconnected. It seems that everywhere we turn they're just one step ahead of us. We really have no idea what we're going to do, we just know that we have to stay moving. We can't let them catch us because if they do we're dead it's as simple as that.
Robert Quill lived in Beaumont in Dublin. He had just moved to Dublin from Kilkenny with his mother and his sister. His mother had separated from his father and returned to her family background in Dublin. Robert was very good in school, and his classmates called him a "geek". They felt intimidated by his better ability and found it easy to attack this quiet outsider. His only friend was his twin sister Orla but she also gave him a hard time. Orla always got on with her brother but resented the way he was different from most people. She wished he could be as ordinary as every other boy she knew, but instead he was intelligent and sensitive! They both liked living in Dublin but they also enjoyed their occasional visits to Kilkenny to visit their dad. When they were in Kilkenny Orla always visited lots of friends but Robert stayed in watching television or reading a book.
One day Robert and Orla were walking home from school and Orla wanted to take a shortcut through St. Anne's park. Robert was walking behind her. Then they spotted something hanging from a tree. As they got closer they noticed it was a dark coloured schoolbag. Orla made Robert reach up and grab the bag. There was a nametag on the bag but it was a bit smudged. It said P.Jones 19 ~~~~~~~ Rd. Kilkenny. They had a little peek inside the bag and found that it was full of money. They were shocked and surprised. Orla saw this as an answer to her prayers, but Robert saw it as a problem that could only be solved by telling their parents and reporting the matter to the gardai. Orla knew they could not tell their mother and still hold on to the cash so she convinced Robert not to tell their parents and Robert said that he wouldn't tell.
Orla was adamant that she was not going to allow this
opportunity for wealth and excitement to pass without grabbing it
with both hands. Finally, Robert said that he would have to tell someone
about it. Orla was terribly disappointed. She then came up with one
last appeal. Why not go to Kilkenny themselves to try to find the
owner of the money? After all they knew Kilkenny well and they could
use the money for their expenses! They finally agreed to go to Kilkenny.
They arrived at their father's house at 6: 00 p.m. Robert
had two bags and their father asked what was in them and Robert said
"Clothes". Then their father asked why they had so many
clothes. Orla said "We are giving clothes to the poor because
they were to small Robert and I". They went to bed at 11:00p.m.
And got up at 9:00a.m. the next morning. Their Father was surprised
to see them up so early and asked was there something wrong . Orla
said,"they just wanted to go into town and do some shopping.
Robert came down with the bag on his back and their father asked where
he was going with the bag of clothes and Robert said "that Orla
and himself where going to give them to the poor. Orla and Robert
decided that they did not want to have any breakfast because they
were in too much of a hurry and went straight into town.
As Robert was running he tripped over a piece of metal lying on the ground. He could not stand up for a minute and when he did he was not able to run. The man was getting closer so Robert and Orla hid. They had about a minute to hide because the man was very slow and could not keep up with them. They hid in different places. The man came around the corner and could not see them so he went away. When he was out of sight Robert and Orla came out and continued on down the alley and onto a street. Then they saw the man again and they ran to hide but he saw them and he started running and shouting after them.
This time the man was able to keep up with them because
of Robert's injury. They ran all the way to the train station and
when they got to the ticket distributor they asked for a ticket for
the train that was in the station. They got on just in time and in
a few seconds the train was moving and the man was waving and shouting
'stop, stop', but they went on. Then I asked a person on the train
where it was going and he said Waterford.