10th Grade World History Descriptive essay

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Descriptive Essay We were in the middle of the battle as the enemy attacked us. We laid in wait at the drawbridge for the attackers to barge in at any moment. I was in a fairly large castle at the time it had forty foot thick walls that were fifty two feet high. Around the top of the walls were ramparts that protected are archers. We even had a moat with a retractable bridge but sadly we had left it down. My castle is located in Dublin, Ireland and is one of the most magnificent castles ever built. It has around twenty towers along the walls, and outside the castle is a large hill with green grass and a tree line not far from the east side of the castle. The forest there offered a large lake which is where we got our water. Suddenly the noise of a boulder from a catapult hitting the gate broke me from my imagery then a second, and a third; “How many catapults are there?” I could smell the wood smoke coming from outside and taste the black smoke from the oil fires. I soon got up and reported to my Commanding Officer (CO) that the enemy might be trying to burn down the gate and it turns out they were. I hurried over to the door and could feel the heat rising from the other side. Now I was a Knight and I had power over my squad and the CO told us to stay at the gate, but we knew that the moment the whole gate caught on fire the enemy would punch a hole right to the other side. I ordered my archers to shoot at the guys with the battering ram, but unfortunately the enemies were underneath a tortoise which is a large triangle shaped covering on wheels which protects the soldiers underneath it. Next I heard a large crash and blacked out. When I woke up I was in chains in a dimly lit room, when from behind a bag comes over my head and I can’t see. I am moved to another dimly lit room and can barely see when my assailants remove the bag . I sat there thinking “Where am I?”. It turns out I had been placed in a dungeon and when

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