Tuesday 18 November 2008

Julilly, Liza, Lester, and Adam escaped from the Riley Plantation. They were helped by Mr Alexander Ross, who came from Canada. He gave them instructions to use the Underground Railroad to escape.
They are fleeing to Canada because slavery is illegal there.
They are disguised as boys to try to fool slave catchers.

Why is having a compass so important?
They always know they are headed to Canada (north); if it's daylight or cloudy at night they won't be able to see the North Star. It also means they can travel at any time now.

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