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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15. Finally Asleep

He stood there, in the doorway of the kitchen, his voice ringing out the last note of the song. I picked up the dishes and a rag, and hunched down over a barrel. I began to scrub the plates. In silence, I finished the last of the plates, and was surprised to see George standing behind me. I yawned and realized how truly tired I was. And this was only the first day. 

 

I led George to the guest bedroom, and blew out all of the candles, except one which I brought back into my room. I shed my dress and corset, and put on my nightgown. I wrote a paragraph in my diary, which I put back on my bedside table, and crawled into my bed. I blew out the candle and pulled my bed curtains. I immediately fell asleep without even enough time to think about my prayers.

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