Title: Famous Five : Five Go Down To The Sea
Author: Enid Blyton
Main Characters: Julian, Dick, Anne, George, Timmy, Mr. & Mrs. Penruthlan, Yan, Yan’s Grandad, The Barnies and The Guv’nor.
Description of one of the main characters: Mr. Penruthlan is a strange and magnificent figure of a man-tall, well over six feet, broadly built, and extremely dark. His mane of hair is black and curly, his eyes is as black as his hair. He works with the police to catch smugglers. If any false light shines from the hill to make boats come near the shore, he calls the police at once and they get arrested.
Whom I like and Why : Even though Yan is dirty and wears torn clothes he is helpful for the five when they are struck in the cave. He comes in search of them and helps them unlock the bolt. He is a good friend of Timmy.
Whom I dislike and Why: I dislike The Guv’nor because he is one of the smugglers of Tremannon farm. He smuggles dangerous drugs. Drugs that are sold at enormously high prices in the black market.
Setting/Theme of the story: Its holiday for The Famous Five. They go to Tremannon farm to spend their holidays with Mr. & Mrs. Penruthlan. One day they go to the hill to see Yan and his grandad. Grandad tells many stories about the wrecks and some secrets about the tower. He says that, in the yesteryears, the wreckers used to lure the sailors on the dangerous Cornish rocks along the coast during stormy nights. When Dick, George, Anne, Julian and Timmy are in the hill, they see the light in the tower. They want to save the boat which is going to be smuggled or wrecked. But they cannot. Finally they find out that the smuggler is none other than The Guv’nor. The Five tells Mr. Penruthlan about it and The Guv’nor is arrested. He is put into prison. The Barnies thank The Famous Five for their brave act.
The Part I enjoyed the most: I enjoyed the part when Clopper, the horse sits down and crosses its legs and does all sorts of funny things.
A different ending: The children thought that Mr. Penruthlan is the smuggler. He is really. He shines the light and almost everyday there would be a news that a ship is wrecked and looted. He smuggles with his four friends, The Guv’nor, Sid, Mr. Blinks and Yan’s Grandad. He says to everyone that he is working with the police. But Dick, Anne, George and Julian prove that Mr. Penruthlan is a smuggler to the town by trapping him in the Wrecker’s Way. Everybody thank The Famous Five.