THE LEGEND OF BEARWOOD
Many centuries ago there was a peaceful village where everyone lived in peace and harmony. However next to the wonderful village was a forest which was dominated by bloodthirsty bears.
When midnight struck the bears would invade the village and start to destroy the crops and kill the innocent farm animals. In the morning when the villagers saw what happened they had no choice but to steal from the other village that was not that far away because otherwise they would starve. It was chaos without food.
An eight year old boy named Sheamus was distraught about these nightly attacks so he decided to sneakily run away and disappear into the mountains. Sheamus was a cheerful, jolly boy. But he can be vicious and aggrieve when he needs to be.
One day later Sheamus visited a wise, magical wizard. He begged the wizard for powers to stop the bears from eating the villager’s food and the wizard said “Yes, but only if you get my spell book from the evil Ice king with magical powers.”
“Where is the King?” asked Sheamus.
“He lives right up that mountain” the wizard said as he pointed to a vast, gigantic mountain miles into the distance.
“But beware of falling rocks!’’ Warned the wizards as Sheamus turned to begin his quest.
“Whatever it takes!” said Sheamus as he marched out of the room.
“Wait! Take some food with you” suggested the Wizard
“Thanks” said Sheamus as he left the wizards palace. He stared at the mountain. Then without saying a word he slowly began to climb. He was making quick progress. But then suddenly rocks began to fall from the top of the mountains just as the Wizard had warned. Sheamus dodged most of them, but one enormous rock fell off the mountain nearly knocking him away from the rock face. Sheamus stared at it as it tumbled and bounced below him feeling relieved that he had survived. Then he took a deep breath and continued with his climb. “This is going to be tricky” Sheamus said to himself.
Sheamus kept climbing until it was sunset. When it was twilight he stopped climbing and found a hole in the mountain. Sheamus stared in the hole and saw a wizard.
“This must be the evil wizard” whispered Sheamus. Sheamus decided to sneak up on the wizard and try to steal the evil wizards spell book. He timidly walked into the hole. He cautiously took the spell book and ran away. But just before he left the hole the wizard stopped him.
“Hello, I am the ice king.” Said the wizard politely.
But Sheamus knew it was only an act. “Bye” Said Sheamus as he tumbled down the mountain on his way back to the palace.
”I`ve got the spell book!” Said Sheamus proudly.
“Thank you! Now I would give a whole load of powers including impossible Strength.” Said the wizard.
“Now go home and defeat the bears.” Said the wizard. So Sheamus dashed back to the village in order to stop the bears. He saw the bears, they were about to eat the farm animals. So Sheamus quickly dashed at the bears and punched one as hard as he could. The bears got angry and rapidly charged at Sheamus but he started to throw fire balls at them. But some of the bears were still alive and started the bite Sheamus but he turned his hand into a hammer and whacked them to finish them off. The other bears were terrified of Sheamus so they quickly ran back to the forest. The villagers cheered and carried him around the village. A few days later Sheamus was in his amazing castle. He swiftly ran to the King and told him that the village should be called Bearwood because it was invaded by bears. The king said it was a great idea and changed the name to Bearwood.