The Tale of Shakespeare’s Bust
Owen, Year 4
Ow, argh, the pain that day was immense although I was also crafted that same day full of events. I tried rolling my Venetian marble eyes but found they were still. Later, I was carted off to London or York – the latter, I thought. At the end of the day I was proven correct and I was pleased until rough hands grabbed me and carried me away to Lord Fairfax’s house. I was put above the elegant stairs across from the bust of Isaac Newton. So naturally, I started to quote ‘Be not afraid of greatness, some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thr–’ but at that moment Lord Fairfax came marching out of his room in a churlish matter!
“What with those spices and tea I’m likely to go bankrupt!” he exclaimed and in his bad mood threw a stone at me!
Luckily, I was only dented. And again, I quoted ‘If music be the food of love the–’ Alas, the maid came scuttering in, interrupting my speech. The maid went away. Now I was determined to tell Isaac my speech ‘Cowards die many times bef–’ Grr! Anne came in weeping. Now I was angry big, big time. I knocked down the stone Lord Fairfax had thrown at me onto Anne. Which brings me to this current point in life.
Be not afraid of greatness, some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them