By Deborah Hopkinson
chance just about domestic
Papa is at risk for aiding to rescue a free-state settler who was once unjustly arrested by means of Kansas's proslavery sheriff. He has long past into hiding, and Momma and the Keller kids are on my own of their distant cabin whereas marauding border ruffians are roaming the geographical region, trying to find farm animals to scouse borrow.
yet there is a lot extra at stake on the Keller dwelling house than their chickens and cows. Charlie has come across Lizzie, a runaway slave woman attempting to make her solution to freedom in Canada, and the Kellers are hiding her at their cabin. With the violence in Kansas Territory escalating, the Underground Railroad is not working. Can Charlie and his family members hold Lizzie secure till she will be able to break out from Kansas?
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But Charlie’s family, and most people in Lawrence, wanted Kansas Territory to enter the Union as a free state, where owning slaves wouldn’t be allowed. “The whole country is watching Kansas,” Papa had told Charlie. ” And the proslavery side was winning. Last year some proslavery men from Missouri had pretended to live in Kansas, so they could vote in the Kansas election. And they had won. That’s why Kansas Territory had proslavery men like Sheriff Jones in charge. Papa was still angry about the “bogus” election.
I’m sure the border ruffians have all headed back to Franklin to celebrate their victory,” Ed Dillon added. ” Franklin! Charlie frowned. “Papa, my Mend Flory lives in Franklin. ” Flory and her father were from Missouri. But Flory’s father wasn’t like the border ruffians. Mr. Morgan believed the future of Kansas should be decided by voting, not by fighting. “Don’t worry about Flory and her father, Charlie,” Papa told him. ” As he hugged his father good-bye, Charlie hoped Papa was right. Swish, swish.
But I’m afraid he’s a poor farmer. ” Momma’s trying to convince the border ruffians we have nothing to steal, Charlie thought. He heard a low murmur of voices. ” one man called. “Naw,” said another. “The lady’s right. ” And then Charlie heard footsteps. Footsteps coming right to the door. Lion heard the footsteps, too. He began wiggling in Charlie’s arms. He struggled and gave a low whine. Charlie held him more tightly. Momma’s voice came again, loud and cheerful. “Sir, I wonder if you could get me a dipper of water from the pail by the door there?