Watch and Wait; The Young Fugitives


Read by Scarlett Martin

(4.8 stars; 21 reviews)

One soft summer evening, when Woodville was crowned with the glory and beauty of the joyous season, three strangers presented themselves before the Grant family, and asked for counsel and assistance. The party consisted of two boys and a girl, and they belonged to that people which the traditions of the past have made the "despised race;" but the girl was whiter and fairer than many a proud belle who would have scorned her in any other capacity than that of a servant; and one of the boys was very nearly white, while the other was as black as ebony undefiled. They were fugitives and wanderers from the far south-west; and the story which they told to Mr. Grant and his happy family will form the substance of this volume. - Summary from Chapter 1 of text

Listeners, please be advised that this book contains material related to slavery which some may find offensive. These types of actions and language were common during the historical period during which this account is written.

Woodville Series:
Rich and Humble; or, The Mission of Bertha Grant
In School and Out; or, The Conquest of Richard Grant
Watch and Wait; or, The Young Fugitives
Work and Win; or, Noddy Newman on a Cruise
Hope and Have; or, Fanny Grant Among the Indians
Haste and Waste; or, The Young Pilot of Lake Champlain (5 hr 26 min)

Chapters

Preface and Chap. I.—The Plantation of Redlawn 15:06 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. II.—The Edith goes down to Green Point 12:04 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. III.—Master Archy receives an Unlucky Blow 12:50 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. IV.—Dandy determines to "watch and wait." 14:28 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. V.—The Tragedy at the "Dead Oak." 13:46 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. VI.—A Vision of the Promised Land 12:52 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. VII.—The Isabel is prepared for a Cruise 12:58 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. VIII.—The Departure of the Young Fugitives 13:04 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. IX.—The Fugitives reach Lake Chicot 12:31 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. X.—Breakfast on board the Isabel 11:05 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. XI.—The Bay of the Bloodhounds 13:27 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. XII.—Quin, the Runaway 12:49 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. XIII.—The Night Chase on the Lake 15:39 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. XIV.—The Battle for Freedom 14:37 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. XV.—The Fate of the Slave-Hunters 15:06 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. XVI.—In the Swamp 13:29 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. XVII.—Cyd has a Bad Fit 14:22 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. XVIII.—The Affray on the Lake 14:39 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. XIX.—Lily on the Watch 11:03 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. XX.—Preparing for the Voyage 10:41 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. XXI.—Down the Lake 14:42 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. XXII.—The Isabel runs the Gantlet 14:12 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. XXIII.—Colonel Raybone changes his Tone 14:44 Read by Scarlett Martin
Chap. XXIV.—The Young Fugitives make a Harbor 16:01 Read by Scarlett Martin

Reviews

one of my very favorite oliver optics


(5 stars)

Dan Sidd and Lilly are runaway slaves and go through the swamp and get to freedom this is a wonderful story I enjoy it very very much.

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