NEXT EXECUTION: JEANNE d'ARC REASON: ACCUSED OF WITCHCRAFT
Did she write a letter back?
Well, no. But, she said she would be okay. I KNEW SHE HOULDN'T HAVE WENT!
Why? Why did this HAVE to happen to her? To me.
She was such a great friend and person and sister and daughter. I'm SO sad she's gone. I will miss her. We all will, Mother.
You're right, mon chéri. She was amazing. She was so brave going into the war, you know that?
Once we arrived at the execution place, there were papers around saying: NEXT EXECUTION: JEANNE d’ARC My face was red and my eyes had tears. My mother turned around and threw her arms around me. I started sobbing.
I'm so sorry to be the one to tell you, but Joan is getting burned at the stake. She got accused for witchcraft because she got visions from God. I'm SO sorry.
I stayed silent. She kept squeezing me. I continued to read the paper. REASON: ACCUSED OF WITCHCRAFT I let out a sigh of disapoitment. I scream- cried. My mother squeezed me tighter and we headed back home on our horse.
Can you make a grave for Jean out of clay, Garnier?
Sure, I'll try.
On the way there, I talked to my mother about what a great person she was. I couldn't believe my best friend was a hero. She didn't deserve to be executed at ALL. Now, I agreed with her. Executions were sad, cruel, and horrid.
“Jeanne d’Arc: A beloved Daughter, sister, and friend. She had a special ability: She could speak to God. We love you, Joan. Rest In Peace.”
When we got back, I went into her house. I told her family that their daughter was being accused of witchcraft because she can talk to God. They all started sobbing and hugging each other. I joined in on the hugging too.
A year later, when I was 20, Catherine, Joan's sister, and Pierre, Joan's brother, said that they wanted me to create a way to remember Joan. I took out my clay that Mother made me, and told them to come into my home. I started shaping a large sort of rectangle, then carved words into it.
Now, I’m 22, and I made a grave for Joan in her backyard out of clay. The executors let us keep her body.I visited that a lot and prayed to her. I of course did not go to the execution. Joan was not a witch. She was a saint.