I have been a slave for 20 years. I have tried to escape before. It was a stormy night and I was very scared. I was so close to the Mason-Dixon line when a professional slave catcher caught me. He brought me back with my owner. I found out my best friend snitched me out. Now I'm in Louisiana.
My name is Timothy and I am a slave.
My name is Oliver and I am his best friend.
My plan to escape
I am going through this river to escape.
My journey through the river
I was crossing this river and I am now at shore.
This is my story. I am a slave that has tried to escape. I was so close to the Mason-Dixon line when my best friend turned on me. He told a professional slave catcher where I would be. I was later captured and sold. Now I'm in Louisiana.
My trip to the train
This trail will hopefully take me to town, but I am so hungry.
My plan is to escape using this river. I will leave at night so nobody can see me. My end goal is to be in Minneapolis.
My new friend
Hey, I overheard you saying you were hungry.
It may have taken me all night, but I was able to cross the river. I now have to go get a train to keep going with my journey.
My successful escape
I finally escaped!
As I kept walking my hunger kept kicking me. I was afraid I was not going to make it to town.
I kept walking when this amazing women came up to me. She said she could help me with my hunger.
Why, yes I am.
I can help with that.
This women served us a bowl of soup that was delicious. Now I was not hungry but I had to leave. I decided it was best to leave on train. I was finally bound for a free state. I am now free.