FC: Elizabeth Archibold Crispin Historical Fiction
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2: October 17 ,1377 Dear journal , My name is Crispin , and I am thirteen years old. My father and mother are both dead , my mother just recently died from a reason I don’t know. I know my father died of the Great Disease or by the plague. I am an only child and do not know how to read or write,the priest says my mother did? I was declared a wolfs-head for a crime I didn’t commit and I am forced to hide in the woods the townspeople are hunting me by order of John Aycliffe also known as the Steward of Stomford.
3: October 19 ,1377 Dear journal , I have a new master. His name is Orson Hrothgar but , I call him Bear. He found me in an abandoned town , in the crumbled church. Once he offered me bread he grabbed me and forced me to say a sacred oath bounding me as his servant. He has told me a lot of confusing things. Bear is teaching me to play a stick with holes called a pipe.
4: October 20 ,1377 Dear journal , | Today Bear and I reached a village. We entered with Bear dancing and with me playing the pipe. A group of people watched us. We earned some silver pennys. When we got to the church Bear talked to the priest so we could pray at mass. Bear told the priest we are heading to Great Wexly.
5: October 27 , 1377 Dear journal , After a week , Bear and I have made it to Great Wexly. We are staying at an inn called the Green Men tavern , the inn is run by a widow. I know Bear and I are still being hunted , yesterday I went through the crowded streets to the church and I inside the church I saw John Aycliffe praying with his solders. Then Aycliffe turned around and looked at me. Even with my haircut he recognized me,then he shouted “ get him , now!!! “ then all the soldiers started to chase me. Outside I ran into a small ally and waited until dark , after a while Bear found me and took me home later he told me how mad he was.
6: October 30 , 1377 Dear journal , Bear and I have left Great Wexly. I am no longer running from John Aycliffe and for my life. Aycliffe is dead , he died last night. Bear was captured yesterday after a dangerous meeting.When I went to go help him , Aycliffe saw me and said if I gave him the cross of lead that proved that I am Lord Furnival’s son! He would let bear and me go! While we were leaving he said that only he said an oath everybody else could kill me then and there. Then Bear regained his strength and threw Aycliffe onto the soldiers many sharp swords.
7: If I could meet Crispin ( the main character ) I would ask him how it felt being put apart from everybody else in Stomford then to be told you were of royal blood? What would it be like if you grew up with Lord Furnival as your father? I wonder what his answer would be.