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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.





Fred Alstrom


Lord of the Flies, Part 2

The Rescue

I'm Ralph. I was just sitting there crying, looking at the officer and then at Jack. Jack and the others stood with a look like they didn't know what was going on. Other military men started coming to shore as the officer stood there dazed and confused. At last the man asked how the fire had started and why we were acting like a bunch of savages. The other men were shocked too when they got to the officer standing next to us. I froze and couldn't say a thing. The ship was hove to outside the reef of the island. The officer then asked how many of us boys were here? We didn't say anything but when I looked at Jack he seemed to be a little scared and confused.


The men put us on board their small landing craft to take us to their ship after they put out the fire. When we got aboard the ship the officer who seemed like he was the captain questioned us. We told them our names and what had happened to us. But we didn't tell them about Piggy and Simon. For a while I didn't know how to act since we were around civilized grown-ups. Jack had calmed down a bit but Roger was still acting like a savage beast.I really didn't keep track of the little ones but they looked like they'd gone into a state of shock. One moment they had been running around like hooligans and the next moment they were with civilized people. It was all too fast for them to understand.

It took us a couple of weeks to get to an English army base somewhere in Africa. On the way we took hot relaxing baths and were given fresh new clothes and a hair cut. Two days later we were on an airplane back to England.


When we got to London, my parents were at the airport to greet me. They were so happy to see that I was alive and doing well. Most of the other kids' parents were there to greet them too. From London my parents and I drove out to Dover. It felt great to be home, but at the same time it felt odd, like I didn't really belong here any more, like I belonged more back on the island. My dad said that I would be finishing off the

school year at my present school, then next year I would transfer to another school. My dad still had to fight in the war that was going on, but I wanted him to stay with us.

"What if we lost you?" I asked.

"Don't worry, the war with Germany is drawing to an end," he replied.

True, the war with Germany was nearly over but I heard that another war between America and Japan had just started up. Time passed slowly for me, even though school was coming to an end. Then the school board made a new policy that during the war students could not travel.

Being stranded on that island changed my life forever. I kept in tough with the boys who were on the island with me. Jack would never be the same again. It was like he had been brain washed. It seemed like he was the quiet type now and he didn't want to talk about his problems with anyone. I guess killing Piggy and Simon changed his ways.

After school was out for the first year I mostly stayed in Dover and hung around with my friends. But I still kept in touch with the little ones and Jack. I didn't talk to Roger much because he had killed Piggy right in front of me and I couldn't forgive him for that. Jack and the others were doing good. Last I heard, Jack was going to a boarding school somewhere in America. The little ones attended the same school I did and Roger went to a public school where he lived.

After my first year in high school the war ended and my dad came home. I still attended the boarding school because there was a lot more discipline and the quality of the education was better. I guess the reason for Jack going to school in America was because the police found out that Simon and Piggy had been killed. Jack and Roger had a choice between the charge of manslaughter or attending a boarding school out of the country. Jack chose America and Roger chose to stay in England and face the charges. He only got probation and served no time.

Throughout my high school years I kept in touch with Jack. We discussed our mutual problem, and I began to trust him again. We were open to each other but didn't discuss our problem with anyone else, except my parents, that is. Jack said he was doing great in school, and that he was one of the top students. As for me I was an A student and got a scholarship to go to a fine college. Jack also got a scholarship to go to one of America's finest universities.

At college I studied to become a professor of history and math. Jack and I still communicated, and he said he was going to become a lawyer because of what had happened on the island. After graduating I got married and had two children of my own. To this day Roger leads a life of crime. Just last year he killed someone and was put away for life.


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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