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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5. Into a Distant Fog

So that was it. And here I was, a month later. I watched from the porch, standing just by the steps. I held Hannah in my arms and Aaron clung onto my dress. Father was mounting his horse, and was gently saying goodbye to Charles and John-Church. It was lightly drizzling, and Father attached his horse to the fence. Father walked back to me.

 

"Your assistant is coming today. His name is George. I have told the children to treat you well. Angelica - Thank you. I know you will do amazing." He said, leaving Charles and John-Church by my side. With that he ran to his horse, and within a minute was galloping into the distant fog. 

 

"Come on now," I said, trying to hide my tears. "Let's go inside. We won't want to catch cold." Wow, that sounds a lot like my Mother, now that I think about it. Anyways, back to the story. I looked back into the distance, but couldn't catch a glimpse of Father. He was really gone. Aaron led his brothers inside and the wind picked up outside as I hatched the doors and shutters. 

 

I put Hannah down in her bed, which I had moved downstairs before Father left. I presumed it would be easier to have her closer to me at all times. Charles and John-Church were running around, until they made such a clatter Hannah began to cry. I scolded them, and they began to sit on the floor by the fire and play with figurines. I calmed Hannah, and after that everything came to an unexpected calm. Aaron was reading a book, and I sank back into my chair and began to work on my stitches. 

 

 

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