Last week, we saw a film called Soul Surfer. This is a new American film. This is a true-life story of surfer Bethany Hamilton.
Bethany (played by Anna Sophia Robb) ，who was born into a surfing family. She lives in Hawaii with her father Tom (played by Dennis Quaid), her mother Cheri (played by Helen Hunt) and two brothers. She has won several surfing competitions.
One morning, she was with friends surfing. Suddenly, a shark attacked her and bit off her left arm.
Bethany’s faith and willpower impressed all those around her. But also she had her family’s love and support. In hospital, Bethany's father read "the Bible" to encouraged her and when Bethany came home from hospital, her family often helped her. When Bethany was perplexed, her mother told her: Venus de Milo was the pinnacle of beauty, and she has one less arm than you.
Then Bethany decided to get back in the water. But the first competition she lost badly. She was very disheartened and she decides to give up surfing.
Then she went to Thailand with her church group to help with the tsunami relief. She found a small girl who had lost her parents in the tsunami and was afraid of the sea. Bethany encouraged her by helping her learn to surf, she was once again able to smile. At that moment, Bethany realized that surfing was not the most important thing in her life, love is much more important than surfing!
Once home, Bethany decided to begin surfing in earnest. Her father made a special board for her.
Near the end of a major competition, the waves had died down and all the surfers could only loiter. Her talent made her realizes that a big set of waves was approaching. The big waves came, she surfed very well, but she stood up after the horn. However, her opponent would like to share the win with Bethany.
At the end of the movie, Bethany said: I wouldn’t change what happened to me. Because then I wouldn’t have this change in front of all of you. This change to embrace more people than I ever could have with two arms.
I love this movie. This movie makes me realize that family, faith and love are very important. When you come back from a loss, beat the odds, and never say never, you can be a champion.
In order to memorize character's mother who died early, the main
character named Nancy goes to a shallow to go surfing where it means a
lot to her mother. Quiet surroundings, crystal blue ocean, warm sunlight
and ocean birds make Nancy feel that this is a place where the God gives
her and her mother.
However, during the surfing, Nancy found a dead body of whale which is attacked by a shark. The smell of the blood emitted by the dead body attract the shark coming here. Unfortunately, Nancy was also attacked by the shark. Her leg was hurt badly. Finally, she struggles to land on a reef waiting for rescuing. Worse thing is the tide will submerge the reef and Nancy will be torn by the shark.
One of the surfers who take camera on his head are torn by the shark leaving the camera floating on the ocean. Nancy tries her best to capture the camera and take a video about her and another surfers' attack by shark and the love to her father and her little sister. During her fight with shark, I see her good skills of swimming which she can calculate the time from one position to another.
Finally, the camera was taken by a little boy and the boy told his father who saved drowning Nancy after brave and smart Nancy has killed the shark.
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Chapter Nine: Old Friends Meet
Oliver knew that Mr Brownlow lived in London. He wanted to see him again and explain many things. He asked Rose, "Can we visit Mr Brownlow?"
"Yes, I want to meet Mr Brownlow," Rose said.
Oliver was very happy. Rose wanted to meet Mr Brownlow and tell him Nancy's secret. She knew he was a good man.
Rose and Oliver took a carriage to Mr Brownlow's house. When they arrived Rose said, "Oliver, please wait in the carriage for a few minutes."
Rose followed a servant to a big sitting room. There she met Mr Brownlow. He was an old gentleman with kind eyes.
"My name is Rose Maylie. I am here to talk about my dear friend, Oliver Twist."
"Oliver Twist! Oh, please tell me what you know about the poor child. I am very interested in him," said Mr Brownlow.
Rose told him about Oliver. "He is a kind boy with a good heart. We love him very much. And he loves you and Mrs Bedwin."
"This brings me great happiness! Great happiness! But where is Oliver now?" asked Mr Brownlow. "He is in the carriage," said Rose.
"Oh, please call him! I want to call Mrs Bedwin."
When Oliver saw Mr Brownlow and Mrs Bedwin he was extremely happy. He hugged them and cried with joy. He had many things to tell them.
After a while Rose said, "Mr Brownlow, can I talk to you alone?"
"Of course, dear. Please come into the next room and sit down."
Rose told Mr Brownlow about Nancy's visit. "What cruel people!" said Mr Brownlow. "This is a strange mystery. We must find this man called Monks.
He knows many things."
"Only Nancy can help us," said Rose. "But we must wait until Sunday night."
It was eleven o'clock on Sunday night. Sikes and Fagin heard the church bell. Nancy heard it too.
"A good night for working," said Sikes.
"I"m going out," said Nancy. She put on her hat and left.
Fagin looked at Sikes and said, "Let her go. One of my boys can follow her!"
uwin，It was a very foggy night. Nancy went to London Bridge and met Rose and Mr Brownlow. They went down the steps to the river.
Fagin's boy followed Nancy and hid behind the steps. He listened to everything.
Mr Brownlow said to Nancy, "We are here to help Oliver. We want to know about Oliver's mother and father. Only Monks knows about them. We must find him and learn his secret."
Nancy said, "You can find Monks at the Red Lion Hotel in King Street.
He is tall and wears a black coat. He is about twenty-eight. He has black hair and a cruel face. He also has a red mark on his neck."
"A red mark on his neck!" exclaimed Mr Brownlow. "Do you know him?"asked Nancy.
"Perhaps I do," said Mr Brownlow. "Can you tell us about Fagin and Sikes?
Where can we find them?"
"No, I cannot tell you this," said Nancy. Everyone was silent.
Then Mr Brownlow said, "I understand. Now what can we do for you,Nancy? Take this money, please."
"Yes, we want to help you," said Rose.
"No, you cannot help me. You are both very kind. But I must go now. God bless you!
Good night!" Nancy looked around and then ran away.
Rose was very sorry for Nancy. She and Mr Brownlow returned home in a carriage.
Chapter Ten: Monks
Fagin's boy ran to tell Fagin and Sikes everything. Fagin was furious. His eyes were red and his face was white. He had terrible thoughts. He was afraid of prison and death .
Sikes hated Nancy because she wanted to help Oliver. "I want to kill Nancy! I want to kill her!" cried Sikes. He ran to his house. Nancy was sleeping.
"Get up, Nancy!" cried Sikes.
"Why are you so angry?" asked Nancy. "Tonight you betrayed us!" said Sikes.
"No, Bill. I did not betray you or Fagin. Believe me! Please do not kill me.
I said nothing about you or Fagin. Let us leave this terrible place and go away together."
Sikes was furious. He took his pistol and hit Nancy's face again and again.
Nancy fell. Her face was covered with blood. There was blood everywhere.
Nancy was dead!
Sikes washed himself, but there was blood on his clothes. He ran out of the house. His dog followed him. He went to the country. He wanted to hide there. In the country the people talked about a terrible murder in London.
Sikes was afraid.
He thought, "I must return to London and hide there. After a week I can go to France. But first I must kill my dog. Everyone knows I have a dog." Sikes called his dog many times,but it ran away.
Mr Brownlow, Doctor Losberne and another friend went to the Red Lion Hotel and kidnapped Monks! They took him to Miss Maylie's house. They locked him in a room. Monks was very angry and said, "Why are you doing this? You were my father's friend!"
"Yes, I was his good friend," said Mr Brownlow. "I know a lot about you and your criminal friends. You have a brother called Oliver."
"I haven't got a brother!" said Monks angrily.
"You are lying !" said Mr Brownlow. I know your family history. You are Oliver's half-brother. You have the same father, but not the same mother.
Your mother was bad. She left your father. He then met and loved a beautiful girl called Agnes. Your father was rich. One day he went to Rome for work. Before he went he told me about Agnes. He made a new will in favour of Agnes and her child Oliver. In Rome your father became ill and died. Your mother went to Rome. She found the will and burnt it. A few days ago you spoke to Mr and Mrs Bumble. They gave you Agnes' ring and you threw it into the river."
Monks face was white. He was very nervous .
"I know other things too. I know that Nancy is dead. The police want to talk to you, Monks."
"I didn't kill her!" cried Monks.
"Tell that to the police. Or sign your name on this piece of paper. It tells the truth about Oliver and his father's will. It gives Oliver's money back to him. Sign it, Monks, and you are free."
Monks was afraid. "I don't work for Fagin. I didn't kill Nancy. Please don"t tell the police about me," he said. He was silent for a while. Then he said, "Give me that paper. I want to sign it."
Monks read the paper and signed it. Mr Brownlow let him go free.