My westward journal #8


Dear journal,

It is so hot and uncomfortable on the trail. I can’t stand the heat and my mother is making me wear a bonnet! We’ve been traveling a long time so far and I’m bored. I went to find Jasper so we could do something. After we were done playing, I went back to my wagon. I was looking on the horizon for something to do. I noticed a rock formation sticking out of the ground. I looked like a chimney! I looked at it closer and yelled out. My mother came and looked at it. She didn’t pay attention to that though. She did pay attention to my neck. All those boils. Ewww! Mother started washing my neck and it was painful. But under her soothing strokes, I soon fell asleep.

Maggie, 9 years old


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