Alexander’s Adventure

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Alexander’s Adventure

Fighting Words Laois, Rosenallis NS, Rosenallis, Co. Laois, 5th & 6th Class, 14th March 2024.

Once upon a time, Alexander the bat who had seven legs was lonely. He hung out upside down in the roof of an old college. The college was beside a lake in the depths of the Amazon rainforest. He heard a group of scientists chatting in the distance. They are looking for a rare bat, because they believe it has special DNA to grow limbs back. Alexander is anxious and scared. He was captured before by these scientists. They experimented on him once and had captured his family.

Alexander has his parents and a brother and sister. They were all experimented on and some of their legs were amputated but the scientist then discovered their DNA helped them to grow back their legs. Alexander had escaped through a little window in the laboratory because he was the smallest in the family but he had to leave his family behind. One of the scientists, Denise, had an eye on the back of her head. It was because of a snake bite she got after experimenting on an exotic snake.

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Alexander’s Adventure

There’s a lake beside the college and Ted the Alligator lives there. He has been listening to the scientists and he DESPISES them! Ted is unique too, he’s an albino alligator and all his family were ended for their skin because they were albino too. Ted is absolutely massive, he’s a 50 ft 600 pound alligator but he’s also very nice to Alexander. They met in the laboratory when Ted was half the size he is now. They see each other every day and they are friends. They both are afraid and stay isolated in their own part of the Amazon. They only have each other. All of the other animals have left because they are scared of Alexander’s looks.

The scientists were about to leave for the night when Denise’s eye at the back of her head spotted Alexander hiding in the gutter. ‘Oh turn back, look! There’s that bat we want!’ The scientists shoot a grapple cannon gun at Alexander to try catch him in a net but Alexander flies toward the lake. The scientists try to cross the lake but Ted knocks over the log they used as a bridge and they float away downstream.

Alexander knows that this is his chance to rescue his family and to reverse the experiment so he’ll have three legs like the rest of his family because his greatest wish is to be normal. Alexander is afraid, he’s terrified of leaving. ‘Hey buddy, I know this might sound weird, but do you want to come try and save my family?’ Alexander asks Ted. ‘I want to come because I believe there may be an Albino alligator there but I’m too big to go, someone will see me’ says Ted. ‘We can do this together’ says Alexander and they set off from the lake through the forest and they enter a huge sewage opening back the river. The laboratory is in the centre of Rio de Janeiro and they reach it safely through the sewer. Ted pops the lid off the sewer but he’s too huge to get out so he says ‘Go on without me Alexander!’. Alexander is noticed by the scientists in the lab though as he tries to break his family out of their cell. Alexander flies around the lab and knocks over a gas canister onto a burning Bunsen and it explodes in a ball of flames! Alexander needs to try find his family quickly in the fire!

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Alexander’s Adventure

An electrical panel pops open in the heat and opens all the cage doors! The animals are running everywhere in a panic. Suddenly, Ted jumps through the floor, bricks fly everywhere. Ted gets badly burned saving everyone from another explosion, then Douglas the Daffodil runs out of the hole that Ted has made.

His roots are his legs and he glows so bright because he is magical. Douglas saves Ted with his healing pollen power but Ted is allergic and starts sneezing. The sneezes are so huge that they extinguish the fire. Alexander sees his family and is about to reach them and then he gets woken up by the sound of his alarm. Alexander the boy gets out of his bed…