Sabina Octavius and the Volcano
by Mark Douglas Stafford
'What would you take if Vesuvius erupted, what would you leave behind?' Sabina's teacher asked. It was an interesting question because it made her think about what was important. She asked the slaves of House Octavius. The answer surprised her, and the reasons why. In fact, it threatened to turn her world upside down, just like the rumbling volcano that rose above her family's villa like a wave.