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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6. The First Dinner Alone

After some time, I rose from my chair and opened the shutters from one window. It was much darker outside than I had thought. "Is anybody hungry?" I asked, as I noticed the pains from my stomach. All of my brothers nodded, and I told them to be quiet as not to wake a sleeping Hannah. I supposed I should make some supper. As I walked into the kitchen, I took a moment to look a myself in the looking glass. 

 

I was wearing one of my work dresses, dark blue, with my white apron drooped over it. My hair was in a tight bun. I remember so distinctly. Not too bad, I had thought. I went and looked in the cupboard, and got some vegetables from the garden that I had picked the day before. I also sliced up some bread I had bought from the market I had gotten a few days before.

 

I prepared the meal, and finally it was finished and all plated up. I hoped it would be enough. I lead my brothers into the kitchen, and picked Hannah up into my arms. Charles and John-Church began to argue on who's plate was bigger. I quickly quieted them, and after a few minutes we were finally all sitting at the table.

 

We were all quiet, at last, when there was a loud knock on the door. "Stay right there!" I ordered the boys, and, with Hannah in my arms, I rose. Then I got to the door, and I opened it. 

 

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