The Underground Railroad: A Short Story

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Benjamin heard that a group of slaves planned to escape. Joshua, Ruth and Caleb planned to travel the Underground Railroad that night. Benjamin wanted to go. He needed to know what time they would be leaving and where. Joshua said “just listen for the song over yonder Benjamin.” Benjamin sat listened and waited. Spoon he heard a faraway melody drifting from the fields. Benjamin heard the promise of freedom, happiness and joy in that song. He met Joshua, Ruth and Calab in the field. They were ready for the long, hard and dangerous journey on the Underground Railroad. Grandpop, I wish you would let me help you, said Roy. I don’t need any help, said the old man. His gruff voice turned into a wheeze. I am going to have tea. Will you join me?
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