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Duey, Kathleen
SARAH ANNE HARTFORD, Massachesetts, 1631
New York : Aladdin, 1997
IL 5-8
ISBN 0689803842
Sarah and Elizabeth are on their way home from Sunday Sabbath meeting when Elizabeth slips in the deep snow covering the short-cut path they are taking. For a moment, they giggle, then, for another moment, they play in the snow, sliding awkwardly downhill in their long skirts. They are seen breaking the Sabbath and violating the law against playing in the snow on any day. Because Sarah has borrowed Elizabeth's older brother's coat, their accuser assumes it is him, not Sarah, who is involved in the Sabbath breaking. Stepping forward will earn her a harsh punishment, and, she fears, destroy her father's love for her. Sarah faces the hard choice between truth and saftey.
(Kathleen Duey, author.
SUBJECTS:     Puritans -- Fiction
                        New England -- Social life and customs -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 --Fiction
                        Diaries -- Fiction


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