My cruel master Joseph Blake whipped me for dozing off * just a bit of course* I was tired of serving a man like him. I wished I didn't. Little did I know my wish would come true the very same day
I'm sorry, please, don't hurt me!
NEver, ever, take a break on my watch..... or ever!
That night we escaped. On our way we found my dog, Lassie.
Look, a dog! Can I keep it? Please?
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Get that DOG away from me!
Please follow the path and be safe
We made our first stop . An abandoned warehouse. There we met Harriet Tubman
We continued our journey. But, the worst was yet to come. A slaveowner wanted us for himself, he tried to shoot me, but, Lassie jumped in front of me.
You're mine now
NO! LASSIE! NO!
Our final stop was the home of Catharine and Levi Coffin. Mrs. Coffin noticed my sadness and tried to comfort me. She also gave us train tickets to Manitoba, our destination. We were almost ending our journey.
I noticed you look sad. Here's a cookie along with 4 train tickets for your family. Go ahead now and put a smile on your face.
We made it! I met my aunt and cousins. But before we settled in we bought a dog. I named it Lassie.