A story from Alice McDonald

When I was a young girl, there were no roads, only footpaths in Conne River. There were no street lights either. People had oxen in those days and sometimes they would roam around on the loose . They were saucy .

One night Simon and I were walking along and we heard noises coming toward us. We were really scared but we had nowhere except on the other side of a big high fence .

I was so scared I jumped right over the fence and my high heel shoes got stuck in the mud on the other side . I couldn't move ,Simon did not make the fence ,he landed on top.

To make the best of it, what we thought was an ox was Leonard John trying to frighten us .

I guess he did because it was something I never forgot.

Kyndra Joe
St. Anne's School
Grade 7

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