Titanic; on the other side of the Iceberg

This is about Titanic, except it is told from someone who was not originally on the ship! I used all of my great knowledge on ships and the ocean and Titanic to write the story.


3. The SS John

   So there I was, at 6 am on April 10, 1912, riding vigorously on my bike to Cocoa beach, where the ship would be leaving. When I arrived, I saw the ship. She was an old tugboat, with the name SS John painted across the front. I walked up to one of the men that were letting people on the ship.

   "Yes, and we need to leave within the hour, I don't care how many people are on it!" one man said.

   "Excuse me, sir?" I asked.

   "What?" he grunted.

   "I would like to go to Newfoundland," I said. You may think that I was crazy to leave my mother there, but I had a plan. I was going to go there, get rich, then come get her.

   "All right, get on." the man said, then pushing me so that I walked into the small opening on the ship."Hey, don't you have anything to bring with you?"

   "I don't have anything anymore," I replied. Then someone walked over.

   "Sir, we are all full," he stated.

   "OK, we'll be leaving now," the man grunted, then he wheeled around and yelled "William! Joseph! Get over here!" Two manly looking men came over.

   "Let's get her in the water!" the man grunted. He then jumped on board with the other man and closed the door. I walked up on deck and watched the two men, Joseph and William, miraculously push the boat off of the beach and into the water. Then, the grunting man, who everyone apparently called "Charles" walked over to the bridge and started the engine, and the boat chugged away from Cocoa beach.



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