This is about a famous Author, Roald Dahl and his adventure.
When Roald was 16, he decided to go off on his own to a holiday in France. He crossed the Channel from Dover to Calais with 24 pounds in his pocket. Roald wanted to see the Mediterranean Sea, so he took the train first to Paris, then on to Marseilles where he got on a bus that went all the way along the coastal road towards Monte Carlo. He finished up at a place called St Jean Cap Ferrat and stayed there for 10 days. it was his first taste of freedom.
He travelled back home the same way but, by the time he reached Dover, he had no money left. But luckily a passenger gave him 10 shillings for his tram home and for food on the way. Roald never forgot his kindness and caringness.
When Roald was 17 he signed up to go to Newfoundland, Canada. Together with the “public schools’ exploring Society he spent 3 weeks trudging over desolate landscape with huge rucksacks. The boys lived on strips of meat and lentils. It was a great adventure and left Roald fit and healthy.