The Highway man crashed over the bumpy, dusty, stony rocks. The slippery horses feet slided with a big CRASH!!!!!! Trip trap, trip trap....he whistled a lovely tune as a secret code for Bess. His girlfriend was the landlord's black-eyed daughter called Bess. Bess was madly in love and desperate to see him.
In the spooky old horse park, it was empty but then an old crooked man called Tim lazed deep in the messy hay.He had pig's swill with mustard and ketchup as his hair!! His clothes were all ragged and his trousers had patches and he wore crumbly sandals upon his feet.
When the Highway man met his love, he crouched down and said..."Marry me my love, oh please sweetheart, I love you". Then off he went to get some money.
Tim was spying on them, he looked as dumb as a dog. He marched to some soldiers, who came up to the old inn door. They grabbed Bess and tied her up to a bed, then they hid. Then the Highway man skidded up to Bess and said " Bess". Suddenly to warn the Highway man, Bess shot herself ....BANG!! It was too late.
The Highway man charged at the soldiers but sadly they shot at him and they both died.
Their beautiful spirits floated away out of their bodies.
By Millie Patel, Class P.