S: My Terrifying Escape by: anaya smith
BC: This story is about a woman who is a slave. She has been one all her life and is sick and tired of being a slave for people. She believes God didn't put us on this earth to be a slave for someone else. Well one day she decides to escape. Do you think she will make it? | By: anaya Smith
FC: "Yes my lord ,my lord I'm on my way to freedom. | My way to freedom. | My Terrifying Escape. By: Anaya Smith
1: My life in as a slave was hard. I lived in the south. Though i didn't want to be there I was. Working from sun up to sun down was very hard and frustrating. Working with nothing to eat but a half pint of cornmeal a day,and the fatback we could find from yesterdays hog cuttings. the most hardest things of my life was being sold. And just that thing happened my boss awakened me to tell me that I was sold to another farmer. It was devestating.
2: I decided to flee to the south | because i had been working on my hands and knees since i was old enough to do it. I wanted to leave the south before i became a slave but that wasn't up to me to choose rather i was or not. I knew escaping would be hard, and if i was caught i could be KILLED. So i made my plan to follow the North Star. I would try and survive by hiding through the and hiding through the night.
3: I got ready to escape the next night. I was scared and had that i fixing to die feeling in my stomach. I wonder how someone could escape without a plan and not have the wrong feeling in their stomach. So I got ready to go. I packed all i had which was the clothes on my back, more than a little pint of cornmeal, and the little hot water bottle. I crept through the woods, and with every little step i got more terrified that i would get caught. I was about 80 yards away from the farmer when he told the other slaves that i was gone. He screamed and the next thing you know there were dogs barking. Would i make it out of this alive?
4: I came across the people like me. The people who wanted to escape slavery. they were tired of being treated like this. On the way i actually made a friend. Her name was Sally James. she said that she was afraid to escape too because when she got to the tunnel she didn't know if the people trying to escape slavery were slave owners or slaves their selves. They started talking and then she heard their story and knew exactly who they were. They helped me by telling me their problems they encountered so i wouldn't have chances of dying. They influenced the underground railroad by inviting people to escape with them.
5: I finally reached freedom. I'm free, i''m free, thanks God i''m free. I knew when i saw that sign just up ahead i was free. I have reached my destination. It smelled like freedom, it tasted like freedom, it looked like freedom because it was freedom. It was two days since i been free and i needed somewhere to stay. I found a little raggedy house that said for rent. No one lived in it i guess it had been sitting there for quite some time and no one wanted it. So i snuck through the door and rested there i just reminised over the fact that i was free. i decided to live here because i was a vacant place until someone came trying to find a house on this part of town. The challenges i would face were two long legal pages. Food, clothes, money i don't think i would make it through this. Starting a new life felt great but scary at the same time. I didn't know what to feel at this point. I thought to myself i am going to go and find yard working job tommorow.