“When is Volcano Vesuvius erupting?” Mary asked her sister, Olivia.
It was 24th August, AD79, noon. Mary and Olivia were on the way back home after visiting the Library.
“I don’t know, “ shrugged Olivia, “and who cares!
The two sisters skipped down the street, humming a tune.
“I am really hungry!” moaned Mary.
But just before Olivia answered her, there came a loud BOOOOOOM!!! The two girl were frozen with fear.
“What happened?” cried Olivia.
The girls turned their heads. They were shocked.
“The volcano is erupting! Quick! Run, run!!!” shouted Mary.
The houses was collapsing. Animals in the stables were yelling.
Mary and Olivia were running back to their home. They grabbed their mum and dad and ran out the house.
“We’ve got to run!” explained Olivia to her mum and dad. “Volcano Vesuvius is erupting!”
“Mom, dad, quick, run!” Mary shouted.
Ashes were coming to them. Mary was crying. Olivia was choking. Mum was worried. Dad was holding their hands and pulled them to run.
Luckily, they ran very far from the volcano so they survived.
“Phew……” sighed the family.
“We lost our home and my doll!” Mary wept.
“tonight, we will camp here,” suggested dad.
And the day was over. What a frightening day!