Once in Skull Sea there lived a Siren named Ella. All she wanted to do was sing but she couldn’t sing. At eight o’clock she went to singing lessons.
‘What a horrible sound,’ shouted Mrs Black, her singing teacher.
When singing was finished she tried to catch a sailor from the sea. Suddenly, a big wave brushed over her head and an underwater tornado caught up in her flashy eyes. She knew this wasn’t a very good sign.
Next thing she knew, she was transformed into a completely different world. She saw something that sailors go on to go off to sea. She didn’t know what it was though we know it was obviously a boat. Ella didn’t know what a boat was. Tired and completely out of breath she stumbled to shore. Gathering her breath she tried to sing but she sang so horribly that the sailors jumped into their ships and sailed off in a completely different direction.
‘Oh nooooo!’ Ella screamed.
Then she saw a sign that said ‘Bath Church’ in big bold writing.
‘Hmmm I wonder what the church means,’ said Ella eagerly. Scared but excited, she stumbled inside. Inside there were people dressed in black. Maybe one off these people are my singing teacher, she thought. Actually, though, they were nuns. After she explored the Church, she decided to stay.
Ella decided to take a break and feel asleep. When she woke up she noticed that the church was full of water and she didn’t know why!
The water rose higher and higher. Quickly she dived under the water, then saw a pink thing bobbing up and down. It was a jelly fish!
Ella gently said hello to the pinkish jelly fish. ‘Shut up and follow me’ it screamed in response. Ella did as the thing said and followed it.
Soon they came to a dark gloomy cave, which was crumpled to bits on the edges. Ella was scared, her heart was frozen but she swam inside. She didn’t notice that this was the fire exit out of the flooded church.
Ella came to a dead end. Then a dark shadow appeared and another Siren touched her on the head and, in a very croaky whisper, said ‘I can give you a voice’. In the blink of an eye, Ella was whooshed out of the cave and onto the shore.
Then Ella jumped up and sang her heart out. She had lots of people around her and she was so proud. But the people weren’t smiling, they were frowning. The Siren had tricked her! She was very upset!
Suddenly, she dived back into the filled-up church and saw an underwater tornado – the same one she had seen at Skull Sea. As quick as a flash Ella got sucked up in the tornado and back to Skull Island.
‘What an adventure!’ said Ella to herself. ‘But my voice hasn’t improved and it was all for nothing! At least I am home.’
So I’m sad to tell you we have now come to the end of the story. There is only one lesson to this book – you don’t always need to be scared of Sirens!