BC: The End | Thank you for listening to my story.
FC: Elijah's Journal By: Aidan
1: Elijah's Journal Aidan #26 Mrs. Slinker 2/9/12
2: Entry #1 | Hi! my name is Elijah and I live in up north Buxton with my ma an' pa. My best friend is Cooter at eleven years old. I'm also eleven years old. I'm the first freeborn in Buxton. I'm well known for throwin' up on the famous Frederick Douglas. My nickname is Eli. Usually, only Cooter calls me that. My favorite thing to do is fish head chunkin'. Yahoo!!! Fish head chunkin'!!!
3: Entry #2 | Yahoo!!! I'm goin' fish head chunkin'!!! One day I was goin' fish head chunkin' an' I had already caught ten nice fish. Then the preacher came along. He asked me what one tenth of ten is. I said one. He asked me if I was sure. I said," As sure as there are ten toes on my feet." then he looked in the mouth of all ten fish. He said that you can look in the mouth of the fish to tell the age. He added all the ages together, an' asked me what one tenth of that number is. I said four. Then he took four of the fish!!! An' I just can't see one tenth of ten bein' four!!!
4: Entry #3 | Uh oh!!! Mr. Leroy is gunna kill the preacher!!! It all started one day, when Mr. Leroy and I was hangin' some of Mr. Leroy's fra-gile carvin's. This is what the sign said: For the love of my husband, John Holton, who passed on May 7,1859, but still lives. The body is not made to endure. There is something inside so strong that it flies forever." Anyway, 'cause of that, Mrs. Holton gives me a nickel, and Mr. Leroy enough money to buy back his family!!! Then, the preacher had to go, and steal his money!!! Now, me an' pa are gunna tell Mr. Leroy. | For the love of my husband, John Holton, who passed on May 7,1859, but still lives. The body is not made to endure. There is something inside so strong that it flies forever."
5: Entry #4 | You know how the preacher stole Mr. Leroy’s money? Well, Mr. Leroy kidnapped me!!! He told me I was the only only one who could save him. So we headed down south to America. All of a sudden just a little ways into America, Mr. Leroy slid off his horse!!! He said he was dying and he made me promise that when I found the preacher I would shoot him in the face!!! I sweared it. I knew that he was dead, but I ran to get help anyway. I found a barn. You would not believe what I saw!!!
6: Entry #5 | I saw the preacher!!! He was all slumped up against the wall. I was pretty shaken. I walked up to him before I noticed the whole lot of people. They were near naked!!! I was freaked out!!! I was sure they were the devil. I asked them if they were the devil. They asked me if I was the devil. we both said no. They said they were slaves. I couldn’t believe my ears!!! They asked me how far they were from Canada. I said that it was only about a mile. She almost fainted, and said that she couldn’t believe that she was so close. I said that I would get help, but when I asked the villagers for help, they said that they wouldn’t help. When I got back, I forgot about the preacher!!! Then I pointed my gun at his face. The woman said that it was too late. He was already dead. I told them that the villagers wouldn’t help. Then I said that my mother would like just like one look at my baby sister who had died just a few years ago. Her baby looked just like her!!! Then, I said that I would take her to my mother for one last look. She hesitated but said yes. I decided that I would just have to save the baby. I took the baby and left for Buxton.
7: Entry #6 | If I were to meet Elijah, I would go fish head chunkin' and have him tell me some more details of what happened to him. We could go fish head chunkin' and sell some of the fish to the people of Buxton. I would also like to taste some of those apple pies. Elijah would tell me more about the story while we eat the pies!!! Afterwards, he would show me the baby he rescued. And he would also bring me to meet Cooter!!! If I were to meet Elijah, we would go fish head chunkin' and he would tell me some more about his adventures.