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Trot Trot to Boston

July 21, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Let the disappointments pass
Let the laughter fill your glass
Let your illusions last until they shatter.
Whatever you might hope to find
Among the thoughts that crowd your mind
There won't be many that ever really matter.
But take good care of your mother
And remember to be kind
When the pain of another will serve you to remind."
--Jackson Browne


In June of 1830, fifteen-year-old Sarabeth Wheatly loses her father to a pro-slavery mob in the slums of Boston. Her destitute family sends her out to the country to work for an aunt of hers, a tall and terrible woman who beats and abuses Sarabeth. When Sarabeth discovers this aunt has an unthinkable secret, she runs away and starts working to support herself.

Sarabeth wants to be an author, and she gets a piece published in a newspaper--only this piece is about her wicked aunt, and the aunt finds out, and the aunt is determined to kill Sarabeth. She disguises herself and takes off from Boston on a whaling-ship, accompanied by an escaped slave.

What happens next, you'd better read for yourself--no spoilers.


Trot Trot to Boston

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