April Adventure

Edward Norton

Copyright 2016


Edward Norton, published by

Creative Communications Services

Originally published by RavensYard Publishing

While this book is a work of fiction, it is based on historical events at the end of the U.S. Civil War in North Carolina.

Chapter One

Anna turned in the hard wagon seat for a last view of the bare wood house she was born in. She was anxious to get on with the trip from Lincoln County, North Carolina, down the bumpy red-clay road to the rail cars at Charlotte, but she felt a sadness leaving the small house her father had built. Anna had never been to Charlotte. She had never been more than six miles from her birthplace.

Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, Anna's mother, held the reins as the old mules pulled the creaking wagon. Anna had wanted to direct the team down the road but Mrs. Williams said, "I'll handle the team. You just keep us going in the right direction." Anna smiled. She didn't know what direction Charlotte was. But she wanted to get there, get on the cars and find her father.

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