Personal Narrative: Memoirs Of Paul Revere

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“Memoirs of Paul Revere” Christina 8th Grade The guards pushed me into the dark, damp cell in which 5 other prisoners sat. The rusty door screeched shut. I glanced at the men sitting on the only bed in the cell, then looked away. One especially burly man murmured something in his sleep. I thought of home.I thought of my family. My wife and 16 children would just be waking and finding my note explaining my absence. I pondered over the series of events that would make me famous. This is the story of the midnight ride. It was a cool April night. I checked the clock tower; 8:30. The atmosphere was foggy and had a foreboding air to it. I took my evening walk and noticed something different. Of course no one was awake at this late hour,…show more content…
I immediately sprinted back to my house, careful not to wake my family. Creeeaaak. The door squeaked as it closed. I winced. Adrenaline coursing through my veins, I grabbed my old shoulder bag. I filled it with my canteen and a loaf of bread. I carelessly scrawled a note explaining my situation to my wife. In my head I ran over what I needed. I ran up the steps two by two into my shared bedroom, and then reached under the mattress careful not to wake Sarah. I pulled the pistol out and held it in my hands. I swore to myself that I would never use it unless I needed to. I wondered if I ever would need to. Could I do it? Then I slipped it in my holster. I heard muffled footsteps approaching. Then, a head peaked out from behind the wall. “Father?” asked my eight-year-old daughter, Samantha. She stared wide eyed at the gun, then rubbed her sleepy eyes. “Where are you going?” she questioned again. I took a deep breath. Samantha held her arms out waiting for me to pick her up. “I’m going… out of town.” I…show more content…
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