By J. L. Carr
In J. L. Carr's deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the good struggle and a damaged marriage, arrives within the distant Yorkshire village of Oxgodby the place he's to revive a lately chanced on medieval mural within the neighborhood church. residing within the bell tower, surrounded via the resplendent geographical region of excessive summer time, and laboring on a daily basis to discover an nameless painter's depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin unearths that he himself has been restored to a brand new, and hopeful, attachment to lifestyles. yet summer time ends, and with the paintings performed, Birkin needs to depart. Now, lengthy after, as he displays at the passage of time and the ability of artwork, he reveals in his stories a few comfort for all that has been misplaced.
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The Underground Railroad: An Interactive History Adventure. (You Choose Books) Capstone. 2007. com/mejwc9x Places: The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. 40 THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK SETTING TH E STAGE FOR FLUENCY Follow the Drinking Gourd Slavery in the United States became illegal in the 1860s. Before that, many slaves found their way north by following the Big Dipper, or the Drinking Gourd as they called it. Our story begins in 1880 with Old Ellie and Old Sam, two escaped slaves who share their brave story along the path to freedom called the Underground Railroad.
We’re worth too much alive. Young Sam: (hearing a shot fired) You thought wrong, big sister! Young Ellie: That bullet whizzed right by my ear! 34 Young Sam: Seems like they’d rather get us dead than not at all! Young Ellie: Keep on moving—slow and steady now. (hearing the ice break) Don’t start running, or you’re likely to bust the ice. Old Sam: Then we heard a crashing noise behind us. Young Sam: What’s that sound? Young Ellie: Don’t look back! Keep your eyes straight ahead! Old Sam: But I couldn’t help glancing over my shoulder.
Young Ellie: And there’s a man standing beside it. 33 Young Sam: He’s waving his arms. Do you reckon he’s waving at us? Young Ellie: He sees us in the moonlight. I think he wants us to come walking across the ice. Young Sam: Do you reckon it’s safe? Young Ellie: It’s got to be. We don’t have a choice. Come on, let’s go. Old Ellie: So we started walking across the ice. Old Sam: It was slippery and cold under our feet. Young Sam: Oh, Ellie—what’s that groaning sound? Young Ellie: That’s the ice creaking under us.
A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr