BC: Key Page The jigsaw pieces represent the tiny bits of knowledge that Matt (the clone) has on the world. His experience starts as a little piece of knowledge (jigsaw piece) that expands as he experiences the real world (jigsaws are added) until he sees the world for what it really is (jigsaw pieces form one picture).
FC: Journals of a clone By: Joe Albandar Book: The House of Scorpions Author: Nancy Farmer | Journals of a clone By: Joe Albandar Book: The House of Scorpions Author: Nancy Farmer
1: January 12th, 2060 Today is my 11th birthday, and I'm really excited. My mom gives me as much as she can afford, which I don't think is much. She says if she could, she'd give me the whole world. I say to her that I want to go out of the cabin, but she just smiles and changes the subject. One day when I'm big and strong I'm going too see whats out there and I'm going to explore the whole world. | Mom doesn't like that idea but I don't care. She tells me lots of good stories, and I want to go out even more. I'm going to start collecting the spare puzzle pieces my mom gives me. I've had a long day, I'm going to bed. I'll write something later.
2: January 2nd, 2061 I just found this journal that I started last year. A lot of things have happened since then. I've gotten more puzzles from my mom, who keeps finding spare ones from the puzzle set. Today I saw something that really surprised me today. There were other people who looked just like me outside. | Mom looked really scared when she realized I saw them. She said they were called children and not to worry about. I really want to go meet them, so I think I'm going to run there tomorrow. Now that I know a little more about the world, this opens more doors for me. What else don't I know? I'm going to bed for now, I',m tired.
3: June 24, 2064 So many things have happened the past 3 years that I haven't had time to write about them. I can't believe I even have this stupid journal, but since I have nothing to do I may as well write. It all started 3 years ago when I saw the other children for the first time in my life. I was so amazed that I decided to meet them as soon as I could. I broke a window with a cooking pot, but I accidently | broke my foot Two children saw me and ran to get help. I was taken to the "Big House" and I was told my this man that I'm a clone of a very powerful man. I couldn't believe it, but it turns out that this is true. I still have a lot of mixed feelings about it, but I can't let this fact get to me... I still have so much to learn.I still collect puzzle pieces, my mom stopped giving them to me after I filled half the puzzle. I'm trying hard to fit the rest of the puzzle.
4: July 13, 2064 Something horrible has happened to me the past week. Mr. Alacran, the owner of the "Big House", kicked me out. I was put into a cell at my new home and I've been treated like dirt. I was lucky enough to have my journal thrown at me though. It seems the longer I'm exposed to more people, I learn more about the true nature of humans. It makes me sad that | anyone let alone me can be so horribly treated. That witch also threw my jigsaw pieces at me to humiliate me. I spent most of today just putting them together. How happy it made me that they were forming one single and simple picture. I hear someone coming, I'll write later.
5: December 13, 1964 I was awaken today by the sound of the cell door being thrust open. To my astoneshment, it was the man to whom I'd been cloned after. He ordered for me to be taken back into the "Big House" to live normall likeeveryone else. So I was wrong about people only being selfish and cold. Maybe I still have much more to learn... | The jigsaw pieces are almost complete. I still can't tell what the final picture will be though... Something strange that has happened is that now for some reason I have my own bodyguard. It might be because the rest of the family don't like me very much. I noticed they don't like much of anything but money and themselves anyways though.
6: March 22, 1965 Too much things have happened within the past months. Besides my jigsaw puzzle finally being completed, I have know seen the world for what it really is. All my dreams of life being about honest, integrety, and values has been lost. For one, I saved many orhpans from they tyrannical slavers. Also, the man who I was cloned for died. It was very sad, | but unless I killed myself he would die. Ever since he died the land has been in ruins. I don't know what to do, but I'm being expected by the orphans to take control, as it's my duty seing as though I'm the clone of the owner. All I know is that the next couple of months will be very difficult...