Momma told me to sit still and not talk. Baby Ady is fussy. Ssshhh Ady. There are many of us in this small boat going to freedom. Momma said I could go to school and be anything I want to be and nobody would make me do what I don’t want to do and put me in jail if I didn’t do it. I am happy we were going to this place, freedom.
There are four families on our little boat. We are cramped and the babies are getting restless. A man is getting angry. One momma is crying. My momma said she didn’t even want to think about what would happen to us if somebody caught us. I don’t wanna think about it either.
I see a large light. Dogs are barking. People are shouting. My momma is crying.
It’s our grandpapa! We are safe! [145 words]
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