Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule

  title={Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule},
  author={Harriette Gillem Robinet},
Could it be true? Pascal's runaway brother was back saying they were free! The slaves had been freed by President Lincoln! And besides, Gideon and maybe a mule just for the asking. Gideon said land meant freedom.That night Pascal, twelve, and his friend Nelly, eight, ran away with Gideon. They were going to get a farm. They had to hide lest they be taken back into slavery. Also land didn't seem as easy to find as Gideon had thought. What did it mean if you had to run and hide, if you were… CONTINUE READING