Promises to the Dead
All Jesse Sherman seeks in the Maryland woods is a big old turtle for his uncle Philemon's dinner. Instead, he finds two runaway slaves: Perry, and his pregnant mother, Lydia. In a short while, Jesse finds himself bound by a promise to the dying Lydia to take Perry to Baltimore, where her son can finally be free.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - librarybrandy - LibraryThing
When Jesse is sent down to the marsh to hunt a turtle for the soup pot, he knows he's in for a miserable night--it's dark, it's rainy, and it's too early in the season for turtles anyway. Just as he's ... Read full review
Good, Not For Young ReadersUser Review - Kaitlin - Borders
this book seems really good, i got it a few days ago and I'm still not done with it, but already there are a lot of bad words that i don't think are good for kids. Not BAD words, just words that you ... Read full review