The Journal of Leroy Jeremiah Jones, a Fugitive Slave (Alabama 1855) (Plantations and Pirates Book 6)

Written by Karen McWilliams
Category: · Children’s Books · History

The Journal of Leroy Jeremiah Jones, a Fugitive Slave (Alabama 1855) is one adventure after another that Leroy shares with his plantation owner’s step son, Eddy. Both boys call Massa Jake “Snake” which he has been since he married Eddy’s Mama, Miz Evil Eye who has one blue eye and one brown eye and whistles through her teeth. The two boys get in one mess after another until they encounter the worst of the worst when SNAKE plans to give away Leroy’s 3 year old brothers for Christmas presents. When SNAKE and Missus Evil Eye go to HUNTSVILLE for a few days, Eddy skips school and goes fishing with Leroy. They stumble upon a SECRET CAVE which becomes their hideout until Leroy’s family is rescued by an Abolitionist. Many fugitive slaves hid in caves and bayous or swamps. Their friends in the Quarters supplied them with food, lights, and other things until they could help them escape via the Under Ground Railroad…

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