By Ken Follett
Sentenced to a lifetime of distress within the Scottish coal mines, twenty-one-year-old Mack McAsh hungers for break out. His in simple terms best friend: appealing high-born Lizzie Hallim, who's trapped in her personal type of hell.
In 1766, from the teeming streets of London to the infernal carry of a slave send headed for the yank colonies to a sprawling Virginia plantation, stressed teenagers, separated by means of politics and place, are certain via their look for a spot known as freedom....
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Extra resources for A Place Called Freedom
For a minute Will thought Anne was asking him a question and he strained his ears to hear what it was. Friends, do you find baking the hot, tiresome chore that it was in Grandma's day? We-ell it needn't be! With Aunt Sophie's New Jiffy Cake Mix you can bake pastries in nothing flat! Will stood up, trickling sweat and sick. He crept to the door to see. It was Anne. But it was not Anne's voice. Anne was sitting there forlornly by the ruins of the radio and her lips were moving. But the voice was not Anne's.
Will staggered back to his chair and shut his eyes and pressed his hands to his ears. He began to tremble violently and the perspiration began trickling down his back under his shirt. After a bit he cautiously opened his fingers and listened. Was it Anne he heard clearing her throat-or was it static? No need to suffer from nagging backaches! The sharp pain of neuralgia I Muscular aches and pains! Will got up carefully from his chair thinking calmly to himself: I will now go into the living room and talk to Anne.
Now, Tom Spoonl" cooed Miss Tinkens, her voice soft with violence. "You may go home and play with your toads and your white mice! We wouldn't want to keep you. " Tom swaggered laboriously from the room, the giggles of the simple girls hanging like donkey tails on his back. Down the steps, down the moldering mossy bricks of the sidewalk, down the street walked Tom Spoon into the shattered ruin of the once so perfect season. Wandering at last out the end of Water Street and into the green valley of the river, Tom Spoon sat upon a stump, abandoning his spirit entirely to the ravages of misery.