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The Comet's Tale

A Novel About Sojourner Truth

by
Jacqueline Sheehan



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CHAPTER ONE

HURLEY, NEW YORK

I rode to earth on the backside of a comet. Mau Mau Bett saw me blaze across the sky and disappear into the moon, where I reined in the comet with my strong arms, tightened my thighs to make the comet turn and then scorched back again across the sky. With the last light of the comet, for I had nearly burned it up dashing around the moon, I rode until I saw a man as tall as a tree holding a burning pine knot in a smooth stone mortar. Next to him was a woman holding out her apron. I landed headfirst into her outstretched cloth, turning her apron black with my heat.

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