Saturday, November 13, 2010
Category # 4 Fact & Fiction
Back to the story outline for Angels in the Flames: We left Grace leaping from the safety of the rescuing canoe, and in the waters of Burrard Inlet with the goal of finding her brother in the burning city. I'll leave the historical facts of the city for the category of "Fire & Floods", where it will be posted eventually. Here, the story continues with Grace wading with difficulty to the shore. Her brother is nowhere in sight, however her neighbour, May, the little Chinese girl Grace had been charged with taking to Sunday School, is on the shore crying for her mother. When Grace reaches the shore, May clings to her, crying. Grace has pity on the younger girl and decides that they should go together to find their mothers, as her brother Eddie is not there. She hopes he has been taken in one of the canoes, or maybe he too will be looking for their mother. Their father, a volunteer fireman, will no doubt be busy doing his duty. So, now we leave Grace again as she heads through the hot cinders and blowing ashes up the hill with a little girl holding her hand. The book alternates chapters between Grace's point of view, and her brother Eddie's. So, next time I should tell something about what Eddie is up to in this crisis.