Dear Gran, ma;
I am writting to you but I must hide because my master Mr Smith do not want his slaves to be educated. He doen't want me to learn how to read and how to write.
Every morning I get up at 4 , to go and fetch le wood for Mr Smith 's bedroom.I must lit the fire to warm his bedroom and also to warm the water for his bath. I do not want to wash him but he tells me to stay to rub his back.I'm too young for that, dont you think so grand ma. I wish I were with you but my mistress wanted me to work in the house and not indoors.In a way I'm lucky because it is less tiring to work indoors, isn't it grand ma?
bUT i MISS YOU SO MUCH i MISS THE STORIES YOU USED TO TELL ME AT NIGHTS WHEN i WAS A LITTLE GIRL;i ALSO MISS OUR EVENINGS SINGING WHEN IT WAS HOT AND WE USED TO STAY OUSIDE
My mistress asked me to help in the kitchen too and I try to do my best because I want to learn cooking. Sometimes durind the day when the chores are finished, I go and play with my young mistress.She has beautiful long hair and I wish I were like her.She smells nice and she has beautiful dresses. She allowed me to ply with her beautiful doll.,But I can't play too long with her because her wather says he doen't want her to ply with negroes.Yes, yes, he sais negroes although he knows quite well
I am a bit white, I'm not a negro. You know it don't you gran ma? You know what happened to mum, you know it don't you? I miss her quite a lot but I know she's protecting me from whrer she is.You told me so.
GRAND MA . i MUST LEAVE YOU NOW BECAUSE IT IS TIME TO PREPARE BREAKFAST ; I MUST HURRY; gOD BLESS YOU gRAN MA;
Your gran daughter Clarisse