I have chosen this photo because I found it interesting. John went down this well
to look up for the diamond.He saw a letter Y clearly marked on a stone. I think
it's a good scene because it is not very usual founding a diamond in the botton of
viernes, 21 de diciembre de 2012
I've chosen this picture because it reminds me of Aldobrand, the greedy diamond dealer, when he was checking if the diamond was real. His enthusiasm was evident when he first saw it, but he decided to test it to see if it was worth it.
He dropped some liquid on it and tried to scratch a rock with it. He then told John and Elzevir that it hadn't passed the tests and that it was just a piece of glass with a maximum value of ten pounds. He was obviously lying, and John and Elzevir got so angry that they threw it out the window.
John regretted doing that, so Elzevir and him went back to Aldobrand's house at night to search for the diamond. They remembered that it fell in the garden, but it wasn't there -- Aldobrand had taken it! They decided to break into his house, but Aldobrand spotted them and called his servants, who fought with them. John and Elzevir were later taken to court and they were found guilty. They spent 10 years in prison.
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martes, 18 de diciembre de 2012
These two pictures remind me about the Why Not Inn, which is the only Inn of Moonfleet, the imaginary village from the book that I´m reading right now.
The real name of the Why Not Inn is the Mohune Arms, but it is called like that by the inhabitants of the village. It is owned by Elzervir Block, but in an auction, Mr. Maskew, the local magistrate, bought it because he offered 170$ more than Elzevir Block.
The Why Not Inn is a typical inn in England, you can sleep there because it has got two bedrooms, and also it is mainly for men. I know this because John´s aunt doesn´t approve of John going there.
It is one of the most important settings in this history, because Johnwnt to live there when he was fired from his aunt´s house.
I have choosen this photo because reminds me the Moonfleet's churchyard. Moonfleet is an english village where happened a lot of adventures; like, for example, when John go down a well to found Blackbeard's diamond. John was a boy who was fall in love of a girl called Grace,Elzevir, was a man who loved a lot John like his son. Elzevir died because he wanted to save John from a precipitation in the sea, but, he died. My opinion of this book is that I think it is very interesting and misterious, and, well, I like that. I think it is good for all ages.
BY: Paola María García 1st E
lunes, 17 de diciembre de 2012
This picture represents John´s house in the Moonfleet´s book. This picture shows a white house with a garden, with many plants and a wall as the home of John in Moonfleet. We think that looks like John's house in chapter 1, because it describes both described as in the village of Moonfleet and his life there. Our opinion on Moonfleet that follows; Alba thinks the book is to be interesting and a little short because it was fun and so here I read fast. And Lucia thinks it's fun and adventure and I like that a lot.
By: Lucia Gomez Lucas and Alba Gutierrez Grande
This image reminds me of a well to Chapter 7 of the book Moonfleet that relates the history of a village enchanted, in chapter 7 John (the main character) down the well to the ground mounted on a bucket and secured by a rope to find one diamnte, when it is going to a store where you can sell things of value in this case the diamond the dealer named Aldobrand. At the end of the story John discovers that the diamond is cursed and decides to throw it to the bottom of the well where he had found. In my opinion this book is both interesting and intriguing, in my opinion it should read children between 10-12 years.
Marta López 1ºE