The Great Storm of 1774

(COMPLETED) Read along as 15 year old Angelica Lexington is left alone to take care of her four younger siblings at the height of the revolution, in Georgia. She looks back on her life through her vivid and inspiring writing. Yellow for death, disease and injury.

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11. A Week After James' Death

Mother approaches Alexander's room that he shares with Aaron (and James before he died). Aaron is not in the room however, as he has chosen to sleep with Charles and John-Church the night before. Mother opens the door and shrieks.

 

"Alexander!" She cries. 

"My dear Alexander!"

 

The rest of the family and I run up the stairs, and Mother is standing in the hallway, peering into Alexander's room. Mother has rushed into the room, and is now crouching on the floor. Father takes one look, and ushers my younger siblings back downstairs. He orders Aaron to entertain them for a bit. I am allowed to stay. Alexander's white bed sheets are covered in red. There is a note by his bed, and mother picks it up to read it.

 

"I am joining my brother James in the heavens. I will see you all there soon. I love you all. Goodbye." Mother reads. Father joins Mother in his room, and he kisses her. I get the sense I should go, so I leave there. I leave that awful place, and walk back down the stairs to innocence, which greets me as my little brothers.

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