Drinking Gourd (N218)
Drinking Gourd (N218)
The stars of the Big Dipper have led a runaway slave family to Deacon Fuller's house, a stop on the Underground Railroad. Will Tommy Fuller be able to hide the runaways from a search partyor will the secret passengers be discovered and their hope for freedom destroyed?
This Level 3 - I Can Read book is a captivating first-person historical fiction account of the Underground Railroad, narrated by Tommy, a ten year-old Quaker boy,. With beautiful, simple prose that folds in historical facts about slavery and the Civil War, this book makes this important period of American history accessible to beginning readers. Includes an afterword from the author F.N. Monjo that explains the historical context of the Fugitive Slave Law.
When Tommy's father comes home, he and Tommy hide the runaways in a hay wagon and drive them to the river. Along the way Tommy's father explains that he is a part of the Underground Railroad, a secret group of people who help runaway slaves escape to freedom. When they reach the river, Deacon Fuller leaves Tommy with the wagon and the runaway family, hidden in the hay, while he goes to get a boat.
While Tommy waits for his father to return, a search party looking for the runaway slaves finds Tommy and the wagon. They are about to search it when one of the men recognizes Tommy as the boy who got in trouble in church. Thinking quickly Tommy tells them that he is Deacon Fuller's son, and being afraid of being punished by his father is running away. The men leave, deciding that they are on the wrong trail.
Deacon Fuller returns with the boat and rows Big Jeff and his family across the river, where a guide is waiting for them. Tommy is sent home, where he waits until he hears his father return. Deacon Fuller then tells Tommy that, although he believes one should always obey the law, he cannot obey a law that says one man has the right to make slaves of other men. Tommy lies in bed, thinking about the runaways, and looking out his window at the drinking gourd.
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