Carol's Diary

(0) May 14, 1861 Dear Diary, BAM! I can almost hear the gunshots of the war! A war for freedom of slaves will begin. I hope this will all end with freedom for Mama, Papa, little four year old Elizabeth, and me. I am forced to work as a slave on "Master" Hutchings' farm, and have been for ten years, ever since I was six years old. The couple I work for....I do not wish to call them "Master" and "Mistress" once more. If I am freed, the only person I will miss if I go away is Emma, the daughter of my mistress. She taught me how to read. SHE taught me how to write. SHE taught me that I am a unique person and I deserve better than what I am doing! If this war is not over soon (I am getting really impatient), I will run away to Canada. That is where freedom lies. Emma is my best friend, she knows what I plan to do. She is disgusted with what her parents are doing and wants to run away with me. But I have heard of someone who ran away. He was caught and beaten. I am so scared. When will freedom come? (Enilorac, Age 1 to 4, 10/21/2006 9:57:38 AM, CarolsDiary)

(1) May 15, 1861 Dear diary, I have decided to go to Canada today, along with my friend Victoria. The journey will be long and hard, but I will reach freedom! (Sarah Clack, Age 8 to 12, 6/5/2008 7:51:20 PM, CarolsDiary)

(2) deary diary , today is the day that we want to go to school for getting over s.s.l.c mark list and this may be our last meeting with my friends and I don't want be like that and my friends too I want to meet my friends somewhere inshallah......and I really miss my friends. (raniya, Age 13 to 18, 1/1/2012 9:42:58 PM, CarolsDiary)

(3) May 16, 1861, Dear Diary, I am on the trip with Victoria and Emma. At the moment we are crossing the Seven Seas on the little boat we made out of wood and timber, but Emma thinks that it can't hold all of us for any longer, and I think she is right. What are we going to do? (Ashley age 13, Age 13 to 18, 8/3/2008 12:39:27 PM, CarolsDiary)

(4) "I say we find land" said Emma. "WHAT! are you crazy?, there's gonna be no land for miles".Victoria shouted. don't you get it that we're lost? (Maggie, Age 8 to 12, 7/22/2015 12:48:33 PM, CarolsDiary)

(5) Carol writes in her diary. Writing day after day hoping they would find land but face it, it wasn't working "Look it's a ship quick lets follow the ship it will be going over to land quick! quick!"said Emma "But Emma it could be a trap think of it where in the middle of the sea" said Victoria "Don't be silly." said Carol. (Maggie, Age 8 to 12, 1/1/2012 9:55:28 PM, CarolsDiary)

(6) We haven't got a choice lets go"ok if you think so said Victoria in a shy vocie (Maggie, Age 8 to 12, 10/29/2008 7:21:49 PM, CarolsDiary)

(7) so the three friends headed to land but land was far intill they begain to sleepy to keep going carol thought it was silly to run away but it was to late that had to find land befor get sick Emma begain padling to land"Emma you don't even no where your going"Said victoria (Maggie, Age 8 to 12, 11/13/2008 6:05:35 PM, CarolsDiary)

(8) "yess i do i can sence it"no you can't said Victoria quit buging each other it might be hard to find land but we need to work our way thourgh this"said carol (Maggie, Age 8 to 12, 11/13/2008 6:08:48 PM, CarolsDiary)

(9) Suddenly two sea gulls showed up. "We're saved!" screamed Carol "How are we saved?" asked Emma "See those sea gulls. Well we just pick up this rope and try to tie it to there legs."said Carol."That won't work,but I think I know what will." said Victoria." What?"asked Carol."Well we can just follow the gulls to shore."said Victoria.So they did. (jack, Age 8 to 12, 1/1/2012 10:11:00 PM, CarolsDiary)

(10) (jack, Age 8 to 12, 1/1/2012 9:57:37 PM, CarolsDiary)

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