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By Laurel Saville

Dropped at dwell with the George family members as a toddler, all an individual knew approximately enigmatic Rachel used to be that she labored difficult, making herself essential to the plantation. and she or he remained a secret until eventually the day she disappeared…even to her husband. in particular to her husband.

Henry used to be Rachel’s opposite—gregarious the place she used to be quiet, fanciful the place she was once pragmatic. After years of marriage, Rachel left Henry and their oldest son with no rationalization and trigger on a steamer for brand new York urban with their different 4 young ones. used to be her flight the last word act of betrayal or one in all notable braveness? 8 characters hooked up by way of blood and condition reconstruct Rachel’s inexplicable vanishing act.

Weaving genuine kin letters into this narrative of her personal great-grandparents, Laurel Saville creates a ancient novel of fantastic intensity and wonder.

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Henry and Rachel

Dropped at stay with the George kin as a toddler, all a person knew approximately enigmatic Rachel used to be that she labored challenging, making herself critical to the plantation. and he or she remained a secret until eventually the day she disappeared…even to her husband. in particular to her husband.

Henry used to be Rachel’s opposite—gregarious the place she used to be quiet, fanciful the place she used to be pragmatic. After years of marriage, Rachel left Henry and their oldest son with no rationalization and trigger on a steamer for brand new York urban with their different 4 teenagers. was once her flight the last word act of betrayal or one in every of impressive braveness? 8 characters attached by means of blood and situation reconstruct Rachel’s inexplicable vanishing act.

Weaving actual family members letters into this narrative of her personal great-grandparents, Laurel Saville creates a historic novel of significant intensity and wonder.

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Everyone was hungry and thirsty. Some men were so tired they fell asleep while guarding the fort. NARRATOR 1: After twelve long days and nights, the attacks stopped. ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort. They fired everywhere. They threw open the door to the chapel.

ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort. They fired everywhere. They threw open the door to the chapel. Enrique felt sick. He wondered if he was about to die. He shut his eyes. The soldiers fired their weapons. NARRATOR 1: Bullets whizzed past the women and children, but the bullets missed them all.

Is it really safe to leave? GREGORIO: Even if we surrender, I do not think we will be allowed to live. I would rather die fighting. Please take the children and leave. I will stay and fight. ANITA: Our family will stay together. If they kill one, they can kill us all. GREGORIO: Our freedom is worth fighting for. Next Page — NARRATOR 2 The Script · 41 NARRATOR 2: The armistice ended. Day after day, the Anglos and the Tejanos in the Alamo fought hard against the Mexican Army. Supplies were running low.

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