Copyright Sue Vincent
It was like a prison. This institution or fortress with its many gates. Were they keeping people out or people in? She stood in the shadows, watching and waiting, hoping to one day, slip through those gates and disappear. What would she be leaving behind? Only misery and intolerable conditions. She hated it. How she wished she had never been brought here. She had put up a fight and protested vehemently but her efforts were ignored and her cries fell on deaf ears. Big, strong hands had lifted her up and deposited her resolutely into the carriage. Away, she went, from the place she had called home since she was a child, clutching her rag doll, her eyes wide with fear and a sense of foreboding because she was going to a strange place miles and miles away from home.
The journey was a long and tedious…
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