This is a story by Trevor Cooper, age 9 called Pumpkin’s Deep Sea Adventure
Far from my cozy fish tank, in the deep tropical waters, I was on a mission to find the hidden treasure. My friend, a catfish named Lay, had told me that I could find it in a sunken pirate ship.
My golden fins were the only thing giving light around me. I aimed my fins upward so I could see where I was going. I kept on swimming down in the sea. I saw a coral reef but didn’t touch it because fire corals might sting me. I moved around it, not getting too close.
I swam a little further and then came to a sudden stop. There was an enormous great white shark to one side of the fire corals. I hid behind a rock covered with brown algae and sea weed, so the shark wouldn’t come after me. He swam by me and turned upwards towards the surface of the water. I was scared when the great white shark was near me and relieved after he left the area.
I swam down even deeper to where the red algae grows on the bottom of the ocean. Suddenly I saw an old wooden ship. I was so excited.
“I wonder what it’s in the ship,” I thought to myself.
The ship swayed back and forth in the slowly moving waves. I could hear creaking sounds from the whine of the wood. I swam into the ship through openings in the side and saw old rusty cannons, anchors, buckets and sails that were rotting in the water. I moved through the water until I was under the ship’s deck and saw a huge treasure chest overflowing with coins, rubies and other gems. I was so thrilled I could pop.
I swam up to the top as fast as I could. A little boy was at the edge of the beach, scooping up water and then pouring it back into the ocean. He looked like a nice boy. The next bucket scooped me up. He was astonished to see a goldfish in his bucket.
“Hi little boy! Can you help me,” I said to him. “I found an old sunken ship in the deep sea full of treasure and I need your help to get it.”
The boy called his dad over and his dad then telephoned a scuba diving team to come and assist. They arrived really fast. Then I told them where the treasure was. They were very surprised to hear a fish talking.
The boy put me back in the waster and the scuba divers followed me. I showed them where the sunken treasure was and they were astonished at the coins and gems.
They brought a strong net with them to scoop up the treasure. They got all of it and swam with it up to the surface. When I got to the top of the water I felt proud. The scuba drivers took the treasure to a special place to clean the gems and coins.
I received lots of treats and goodies for my help.
The scuba divers carried me back to my own fish tank and I told the other fish about my experience. They were all excited about my find and I was happy that I discovered the treasure.
I swam around the tank, remembering the things I did today. After a while I went to sleep in the corner of the fish tank and dreamt about my adventure.