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This collection of student work is from Frank Keim's classes. He has wanted to share these works for others to use as an example of Culturally-based curriculum and documentation. These documents have been OCR-scanned. These are available for educational use only.





Ben Peteroff


Lord of the Flies II

The Trip Home


As they boarded the two Navy skiffs, the teared faces that a minute ago had shown the end of innocence now all turned to smiles of shining happiness. Only one thing ran through their minds. Home! Percival climbed into the officer's lap sucking his thumb. "Mom," he said, as he embraced the man for comfort. This brought a blushed smile to Ralph's face, remembering a time when he himself did the same in the view of his own mother's caring eyes.

Jack's voice ended his deep thought. "Sorry about everything, I mean all the shit I put you through."

"Neither of us could have stopped what happened, so let's just leave all of it here," Ralph said, as he shook Jack's hand.

When they were all aboard the boats they shoved off toward the ship and then, from there, home. When they arrived at the ship there was food waiting, and, after scarfing down his meal, Ralph began to think of all the comforts of home. The others must have been thinking of the same things because when Ralph looked around they were asleep. Some were smiling, others mumbled the words they dreamed, and some slept in peace for the first time since before the plane crash. Ralph left the room for the deck of the ship where he wandered under the stars over the Atlantic Ocean.

He was deep in thought when he heard his name being called. The officer who had piloted one of the boats that rescued them called him by his first name, "Ralph!" He turned around and for a second wondered how the man knew his name. Then he remembered some of the young'ns telling the seamen their names. They must have told them all of our names. "I just wanted to know what happened, exactly. You don't have to tell me if you don't want to because the real questioning starts tomorrow," the officer said. Ralph gave him a blank look and said, "I'll wait till tomorow." Then he fixed his gaze on the setting sun and stood there until it was dark. He had difficulty finding his way back to the room where the others were. Thankfully, he met up with one of the seamen who gave him a flashlight. Once he was in his sleeping quarters he settled down and focused his thoughts on home, a place which he would soon return to. That night Ralph slept peacefully for the first time since before the crash, because now he had nothing to worry about. He didn't have to think about how to get food and what to do to keep the boys together.

The ship was sailing at cruising speed on its way to London and would be there in about thirty-six hours. Everything seemed to be going well, but there was something that the captain and the others didn't know about. A Geman U-boat (submarine) was closing in fast on the ship. Only when the sub came within 200 meters of the ship and surfaced to get a clear shot were they spotted. The captain gave orders to turn the ship around and prepare to fire. Ralph awoke feeling the boat making a sharp turn to the starboard side. The Germans realized they had been spotted, and fired two torpedoes just as the British ship's weapons locked onto the sub. The ship shot a few volleys from its big guns and released a torpedo, but nothing could be done to stop the German torpedoes traveling toward them.

Ralph was awake when the explosion shook the ship. Everyone immediately awoke, and Ralph, Jack, and Roger rushed out to the deck where most of the crew was in the process of readying the life boats. The three boys were running toward the control room when the sub exploded. This captured Roger's attention, and he detoured over to the edge of the ship to watch the flames. In his evil mind he thought of all the people who'd died and it brought him a sense of satisfaction. But he was in for a sad surprise.

When Ralph and Jack entered the control room, no one noticed them. Everyone had been too busy rushing around. The captain was on the radio reporting their position and what had happened, and was waiting for a damage report. An officer walked in and announced to the captain they were taking on water quickly and that the other torpedo that had been fired before the sub went down was lodged in the hull of the ship. He then gave orders to abandon ship. Just then Ralph and Jack noticed that Roger had disappeared. They looked out the window and saw him still watching the sub. All of a sudden there was a big BOOM! Everyone dropped to the floor. When Ralph looked again, Roger was nowhere in sight. Then he and Jack ran with the others over to the life boats.

As the sun was rising, the occupants of the life boats saw a plane circling, and about an hour later a search and rescue ship sailed up to them. Ralph felt totally relieved when he and the others were pulled aboard the ship. In a few hours he and Jack would both be with their parents at home.


Chris Fitka

Ralph's Revenge

Mary Jane Shorty

Olga Moxie

Michelle Polty

Ralph's Journal

Gerilyn Fitka

Robert Pitka

Carmen Pitka

Ben Peteroff

The Trip Home

Garrett Evan

The Ship

Matthew Shorty

Fred Alstrom

The Rescue

Theresa George

Victor Shorty



Christmastime Tales
Stories real and imaginary about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 1996
Christmastime Tales II
Stories about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 1998
Christmastime Tales III
Stories about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 2000
Summer Time Tails 1992 Summertime Tails II 1993 Summertime Tails III
Summertime Tails IV Fall, 1995 Summertime Tails V Fall, 1996 Summertime Tails VI Fall, 1997
Summertime Tails VII Fall, 1999 Signs of the Times November 1996 Creative Stories From Creative Imaginations
Mustang Mind Manglers - Stories of the Far Out, the Frightening and the Fantastic 1993 Yupik Gourmet - A Book of Recipes  
M&M Monthly    
Happy Moose Hunting! September Edition 1997 Happy Easter! March/April 1998 Merry Christmas December Edition 1997
Happy Valentine’s Day! February Edition 1998 Happy Easter! March/April Edition 2000 Happy Thanksgiving Nov. Edition, 1997
Happy Halloween October 1997 Edition Edible and Useful Plants of Scammon Bay Edible Plants of Hooper Bay 1981
The Flowers of Scammon Bay Alaska Poems of Hooper Bay Scammon Bay (Upward Bound Students)
Family Trees and the Buzzy Lord It takes a Village - A guide for parents May 1997 People in Our Community
Buildings and Personalities of Marshall Marshall Village PROFILE Qigeckalleq Pellullermeng ‘A Glimpse of the Past’
Raven’s Stories Spring 1995 Bird Stories from Scammon Bay The Sea Around Us
Ellamyua - The Great Weather - Stories about the Weather Spring 1996 Moose Fire - Stories and Poems about Moose November, 1998 Bears Bees and Bald Eagles Winter 1992-1993
Fish Fire and Water - Stories about fish, global warming and the future November, 1997 Wolf Fire - Stories and Poems about Wolves Bear Fire - Stories and Poems about Bears Spring, 1992



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