Young Writers in Action

Young Writers in Action: The Mystery of the Thief


by Joshua, 7, NSW

Tom and Jim could not sleep, because they heard a sucking sound! Jim quietly peeked out the window.

“What are you doing?” asked Tom.
“I am checking what the sound is!” Jim answered. “I can see something, I can see something,” Jim excitedly said.
“What is it?” whispered Tom.
“I don’t know. Just this hairy thing,” said Jim.
“What if we go outside?” suggested Tom.
“Good idea,” said Jim.

Well, when they were at the bottom, they saw a thief! Then they called the police. Before the police came, the thief was already in the house! Tom and Jim ran back to the house and woke up mum, dad and the next door neighbours.

When the police came, someone started a fire. Then one of the neighbours called the fire station.

When the fire had died down the thief was gone! Security and police were all looking for a thief. At last they found him (the thief).

Then they found out his name was James Brodson. And Seven News told the story of James Brodson’s crime. And he was arrested and put to gaol for seventy years.


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