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By Wim Coleman, Pat Perrin, Courtney A. Martin

Slavery within the usa grew to become unlawful within the 1860s. sooner than that, many slaves chanced on their manner north by means of following the massive Dipper, or the consuming Gourd as they referred to as it. Our tale starts off in 1880 with outdated Ellie and previous Sam, escaped slaves who percentage their courageous tale alongside the trail to freedom known as the Underground Railroad.

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My job’s to help you along your way. Come on, get aboard the train. Young Sam: Train? I don’t see a train. Young Ellie: Are we getting on the railroad at last? Zeke: What do you mean “at last”? Where do you think you’ve been all this time? The friendly folks who helped, those were conductors. And the shelter those folks gave you were stations. And the pathways with signs and signals, those were tracks. Now the train’s pulling out, so all aboard! Old Ellie: So we took off after Zeke, walking through the cold.

And slave hunters are all over these parts. Free folks can get into a mess of trouble trying to help runaway slaves. Young Sam: Then what are we gonna do? 37 Zeke: You won’t find proper freedom till you get over into Canada. My job’s to help you along your way. Come on, get aboard the train. Young Sam: Train? I don’t see a train. Young Ellie: Are we getting on the railroad at last? Zeke: What do you mean “at last”? Where do you think you’ve been all this time? The friendly folks who helped, those were conductors.

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. The men were bigger and heavier than we were. They’d been all bunched up close together. A hole had broken through the ice, and one of the men was in the water. 35 Slave hunter 1: Help! I’ve fallen in! Get me out of here. Old Ellie: We kept moving. By and by, we were climbing up the riverbank. Old Sam: The old man who had waved towered over us in the firelight.

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