Essay on The, A Scream Came From The Upstairs

2147 Words Apr 7th, 2016 9 Pages
“Aahhhh”, a scream came from the upstairs. I quickly ran up the stairs. I heard two more on my way up. I swung the attic door wide open to see Dana stabbing Mas Ruf. In amazement, not knowing what to do or what was going on, watching her stab Rufus two more times I said, “Dana! What are you doing?” She started to scream, and then she vanished, everything but one of her arms which Mas Ruf was laying on.

When she vanished, I went over to check the bloody body of Mas Ruf. He was still breathing I got his attention and asked him, “Mas Ruf what just happened?”. He looked up at me wincing blood dripping from his mouth; he was bleeding out. He managed to mutter, “They were so much alike, I was just…..”, and he was gone. “Mas Ruf! Mas Ruf!” I cried as I felt his last breath leave his body.

There was no saving him. I wiped away the tears that were running down my cheeks. My mind was running a hundred miles per hour. What was I going to do? What was I going to tell the others? What was going to happen to us? What was Mrs. Weylin going to do with us? What was Mrs. Weylin going to do when I told her? I had to save my family; I had to save every slave on the plantation. The fate of everyone on the plantation fell on my shoulders now.

I felt heavy now. Why? I thought. Why did I have to be the one that saw this tragedy? Was it my fault? Surely not, but I was the one that had to chose what to do and how to do it. What was Mas Ruf thinking? What was he trying to do? Obviously, by the…

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