By Carolyn Meyer
What is it wish to be the daughter of the main attractive lady within the world?
Hermione is aware . . . her mom is Helen of Troy, the famed fantastic thing about Greek fantasy. Helen is not just attractive but additionally impulsive, and while she falls in love with captivating Prince Paris, she runs off with him to Troy, leaving behind her distraught daughter. made up our minds to reclaim their spell binding queen, the Greek military sails for Troy. Hermione stows away in a single of the thousand ships within the fleet and witnesses the beginning of the mythical Trojan struggle.
within the tough Greek encampment outdoors the partitions of Troy, Hermione’s lifestyles is much from that of a pampered princess. in the meantime, her mom basks in luxurious within the royal palace contained in the urban. Hermione desperately needs for the gods and goddesses to intrude and finish the brutal war—and to carry her love. Will she turn out with the good-looking archer Orestes, or the bold Pyrrhus, chief of a tribe of fierce warriors? and should she ever forgive her mom for bringing such chaos to her lifestyles and the lives of such a lot of others?
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Everyone was hungry and thirsty. Some men were so tired they fell asleep while guarding the fort. NARRATOR 1: After twelve long days and nights, the attacks stopped. ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort. They fired everywhere. They threw open the door to the chapel.
ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort. They fired everywhere. They threw open the door to the chapel. Enrique felt sick. He wondered if he was about to die. He shut his eyes. The soldiers fired their weapons. NARRATOR 1: Bullets whizzed past the women and children, but the bullets missed them all.
Is it really safe to leave? GREGORIO: Even if we surrender, I do not think we will be allowed to live. I would rather die fighting. Please take the children and leave. I will stay and fight. ANITA: Our family will stay together. If they kill one, they can kill us all. GREGORIO: Our freedom is worth fighting for. Next Page — NARRATOR 2 The Script · 41 NARRATOR 2: The armistice ended. Day after day, the Anglos and the Tejanos in the Alamo fought hard against the Mexican Army. Supplies were running low.