Laughter, smiles, and doing whatever you want is amazing. These are only a few examples of freedom. My name is Sunny Rain and I’m fourteen years old, and a live in Dorchester county , Maryland on Edward Brodas’s plantation. I have an identical twin named Billy Rain, but we think very differently. I also have , a good friend named Harriet Tubman , we are also the same age. Harriet , my twin, and I have to do so much work on the plantation, we have been working since the age of six. Since we work too hard we should find a new job, but it’s not as simple as that, because we are slaves, owned by masters. My masters’s name is Edward Brodas, and I sold to him at the age seven, along with Billy. Harriet and her parents were both sold to him too. Ben Ross and Old Rit are Harriet’s parents and they are the most trusted on the plantation. The plantation, is very old, there are cobwebs in every corner, the grass is patchy all over, it smells like wood burning , I can taste smoke, I can hear the tiredness of slaves working, and feel cotton clogging my throat. Slavery refers to a condition in which individuals are owned by others, who control where they live and at what they work. Freedom defined is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. It was a long forbearance for slavery to end.
The This word was not a known experience for other slaves and I. To be honest, there are only two ways to leave the plantation, either by buying your freedom which is not common. Or running away, but if you get caught you could be sold , beaten , or and killed. So, when Harriet stated , “ We should escape tonight,” I felt panicky. I responded, “No way I can’t go and neither can you.” This exact statement Harriet spoke was stuck in my head for many years. Now in 1833, I noticed more and more people talking about something called the Underground Railroad. The gossip going around is describing it as a network of secret routes and safe houses established in the United States to free slaves up north. One of the first people to hear about it is Billy , she is the one who told me about it. Billy is super shy, and always listening to the latest news, also she always wears her hair in a high ponytail. As soon as I see Harriet she announces to me, “My dad just taught me how to travel through the woods silently and how to scrutinize which berries are safe to eat.” I feel that Harriet is serious about escaping, she did get her dad Ben Ross to teach her.
The year is 1844 I’m getting older and older, today is my year of birth , also the day Harriet is getting married. She is very nervous to tell her husband about her idea of running away. His response is bad news, he doesn’t agree, and responds, “That if she was to run away that he would snitch to the master. Her husband was serious about perfidious her. So five years have gone by and I’m less hesitant about the idea of Harriet running away to get to where she can have freedom. At about twelve p.m. she whispers , “ I will come back for you, but first I must say good-bye.” After this she then leaves to a place I don’t know. I continue to do lot’s of hard work , only now the plantation is dark , doomy, and depressing. The sun hardly shines, nearly no one sings, and little talk. Many are worried that something bad could happen to Harriet. But all of us understand that only time will reveal the truth. I feel amazed at how brave Harriet is , Billy and I prayed she could make it and return safely. Because of her wound to the head , I think that it will be enervating.
One of Harriet’s quotes, “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Eventually, more news goes around that more and more slaves keep disappearing, and that when masters send groups to find them, but she was inevitable. Some have reported hearing the sound of a whippoorwill, but they still couldn’t find the runaways. They would be fortuitous if they could even get Harriet’s footprints. Today I heard Billy and Old Rit saying, “Moses is coming.” Then I asked both, “Who is this Moses and why are they coming?” Harriet’s mother and Billy both responded at the same time, “ Moses is Harriet and she has come to lead more people north. I waited, listening for the sound of the whippoorwill, then finally I heard it. I spotted Harriet a scar she had from accidentally getting had was almost unnoticeable. Our journey begins at around one a.m. in the morning. We decided that the safest place to go was Canada. We had to travel surreptitiously so we could be subtle. On the way some of the slaves would want to turn back, but they never could because Harriet would threaten them with her gun in her hand, and it was superficial. Billy was one procrastinating for some reason I did not understand, it was spontaneous. The adventure had eleven passengers and Harriet. She tried to be provocative to the passengers about freedom.
At one point we reached Fredrick Douglass’s safe house. Frederick Douglass was an escaped slave who became a prominent activist, author and public speaker. Finally, we made in Canada, we are full of jubilation. Later, Harriet had to return to the United States to go free others. Billy and I were free from slavery, not restrained, and we can live our lives as equal individuals. Because Canada won’t return slaves , we will never have to return. We had so much food that is has been superfluous. The new life we are living is a renovation. As the years continued Harriet kept freeing people so she went back to the United States. Billy and I decided to stay because we were all the family we had. In Canada , I make many new friends and hang out with them. I tell them about our journey to freedom. In addition, I talk about how slavery is wrong and why it’s wrong. I state, “slavery is wrong because it treats a certain person as property.” During my stay I heard the reclusive news that Moses had died on March 10, 1913. Harriet Tubman was an incredible woman who did what was right. I’m Sunny Rain and I am proud to call her my venerable brave friend. For her I also had a reverence.