It was a windy night, James and Alice were finishing their work when they saw an opening to the woods. As they quickly run to the hole they hear their master screaming at them to come back. The master screamed,”come back before I whip you to death!” Alice and James kept running until they couldn’t hear the voice of their master any more. As they stopped near a tree to catch their breath, Alice asked James why they ran. James replied saying,” because he was treating us like animals and never let us have fun.”
After they rested for at least 15 minutes they started to keep running forward to see if anything is there. They walked for at least 20 minutes when they saw a house in the middle of the woods. They knocked on the door trying to find help because they were very thirsty and were almost going to faint from the hunger. As someone answered they both fell and the floor begging the man to let them in. The man let them in and introduced himself. He said his name was Adam.
As James and Alice started to sit down, Adam gave them some alcohol and some bread. Adam sat on the other side of the room and asked them what they were doing in the forest. Alice replied,”we were in the woods because we were trying to escape our master.” James then said,”we escaped because our master wasn’t treating us the way he said when he took us in.
While James and Alice are at Adams house, their master went to town to try to find hunters. He finds two people named Thomas and David. They offered to find his slaves for a price of 50$. the master accepts and they are now on a journey to find the 2 slaves who ran away.
After asking the master which direction they went, they ran the exact path James and Alice went. Th...
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...he keeps walking he sees 2 people in the distance. He runs up to them thinking they were also escapees but they were actually Thomas and David. James slowly walks back but notice they weren’t trying to chase him. He then walks to them asking what happened. They awners by saying
“You master went crazy and tried to kill us because we let you go.”
James then asked if they would help him escape his master by going to town with them. Thomas and David said no because they didn’t want any trouble with his master. He then told them to go away because his master was after him. James then runs to Adam's cabin where he takes some food and water for his journey to the town. He runs outside where his master is there waiting for him. His master threatens to come back so he does. He then gets whipped 150 times for what he did and then works for his master the rest of his life.
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