Arlo peered out of the Warship’s window, as more planes circled them. He watched as the War planes bombs erupted around them; bangs louder than fireworks. He could maker out evil laughter, as wicked as a witch’s cackle. He barked, “Tom this is it. You have to jump!”
Katy Johns gazed longingly outside, wishing that she could have freedom and proper parents. She was stuck in Mrs Soot’s orphanage; an old building that looked very sorry for itself. Mrs Soot was a very ugly person, not necessarily on the outside but on the inside, she was: cruel, spiteful, bad looking and had a hate for children.
Katy on the other hand was: intelligent, kind, loving and loyal, but she did not like Mrs Soot any more than Mrs Soot liked Katy. Katy, rushed downstairs to breakfast, she did not want to get told off again. Slowly, she plodded down the stairs; looking at the floor. Her father, Tom Johns, had gone missing after being captured and brought to war camp. The globe was all she had left of him, and now it had disappeared. She had placed on the beside table the night before and had fell asleep gazing at it, and today of all days it had vanished. She would never forget his last words “Do what your instincts tell you” He had said, the night the war began.
Katy was just about to burst into tears when she heard a familiar sound like a distant bark. “Arlo is that you?” The brown and white mechanical dog ran into the room. He whiskers twitched with excitement, wet nose dripping with water, fur standing on end. “Give me a wind up, will you? I’ve been running for days, nights even weeks!” He handed her the key, that by now had gone bronze with rust. Dust was crumbling all over it, and very gently Katy wound up the mechanimal; slowly in the hole that had been placed in the middle of his backside.
Katy was so engrossed with the new arrival that she did not notice James walk right into her. James was Katy’s only human friend, he understood her feelings whether she was happy, sad, worried or excited. She stared at James then at the floor. He was covered with dust, must have got on Mrs Soot’s bad side again. Still even with this boy looking like a ball of dust, her gaze didn’t leave the wall.
“Hey, what’s up old girl? Oh, it’s your father’s globe, isn’t it?” James inquired. Slowly, Katy raised her head and nodded. The Snow Globe had meant a lot to her, with it’s old fashioned clock face in the middle, and white feathers that slowly drifted down from the sky of the globe, like buzzards hovering waiting to catch their pray.
“Well, there’s no time to lose then is there? You shall find it right away.” Said Arlo, hopefully. Both children nodded their heads in agreement, excitement and curiosity. “But Arlo will have to stay here, and alert us if anyone notices our disappearance.” Katy remarked. James agreed, and so both with a rucksack full of supplies, a body full of hope and smiles that were full of doubt, they set off. Adventure had begun…