I read the novel, The Railway Children
by Edith Nesbit. I have learnt a lot of moral values from this novel such as, being brave and kind.
The first moral value is being brave. The
best example in this novel is when the children saved the train. One day, the children took a walk along the top of the
hill beside the railway line. Suddenly, they heard a noise and saw half the
hillside crashed down onto the railway line below. The children realised that
the 11.29 a.m train was in danger. They used the girls’ red petticoat to make
six flags to warn the train. The train came down the track too fast. Bobbie was afraid that it would
not see them. She ran onto the line waving two flags. The train stopped just
twenty metres away from Bobbie. This event has shown how brave the children
were and they should be sampled by other children.
The second moral value is being kind. One good example of such is when The
children asked to have the cakes on Thursday. They wanted to make a birthday
tea for Perks. Peter wanted to ask everybody in the village to help them give
Perks a nice birthday. On Thursday, the
children went around to collect presents the people had promised. At three
o’clock, thechildren took the presents and the pram to Perks’ house. When
Perks came home and saw the pram and the presents, he was angry. He thought
people would laugh at him for being poor and needing their things. Bobbie
explained that the people wanted to give him the presents because they liked
him. Perks calmed down. He was glad that his neighbours thought so kindly of
him. By being kind, the children had made Perks happy.
The children have shown good
moral values in this novel and they should be taken as role models.