Today was definitely the most terrifying day of my life. Our castle was attacked! I am lucky I made it out alive. It all began when I heard loud yelling coming from outside of my house. I heard the sound of horse hooves against the ground. Houses were being lit on fire and people were screaming. Knights were waving around their swords and shields. Then I saw it: an army was going toward out castle! We were under attack! Everyone rushed toward the castle, hurrying to get in before the army got too close. My family and I rushed into the castle and the big door was closed. I was glad that our castle was on a large hill, so it would be harder for the enemy to reach the castle quickly. Then, I heard the battering ram of the enemy hitting against the door, trying to break it. My children whimpered in fear.
I watched our archers rush toward the arrow loops and start to shoot at the enemy. The enemy was trying to shoot at us also. But, I was thankful that our castle had murder holes. Our knights ran up to them and then dropped greek fire on the people manning the battering ram. They started burning up as they spread the sticky substance even more on their bodies. Our side had gotten the upper hand! The enemy was weakened, so a lot of our knights rushed out and engaged in combat. The knights fought with their swords and shields to protect them from vicious swipes the enemy made at them. I saw as one knight knocked down the sword of one of the enemy's, the enemy took out a dagger and stabbed him! I was shocked.
Some men even had axes, which scared me very much. But luckily, our knights were strong enough to fight them off. The enemy had lost so many men that they were too weak to fight us anymore. They ended up retreating, and everyone cheered in rejoice. Some of our knights lost their lives, but they died with honor saving us.
This was my first encounter with this kind of attack, and I hope that something like this doesn't happen again any time soon.