Hello, my name is Alvin. I am 24 years old and I live in Salem, Massachusetts. I'm a slave. My master’s name is Mr. Mayer. He’s ok I suppose. He said that I could work extra if I wanted to earn money to buy my freedom. I could work for him, but he can't pay me much. I think I could work for Mr. Wallace. There is not as much work, but the pay is higher. People say that Mr. Wallace is a bad man. I don't know what to do. Do you think I should work for Mr. Wallace?
If you think Alvin should work for Mr. Wallace turn to Pg.3
If you think he should work extra for Mr. Meyer turn to Pg.4
Things are going good for me. I like working for Mr. Wallace. He is a hard man, but the pay is better than at Mr. Meyers’ warehouse. I am working in the sail making shop. I mostly run errands in the afternoon. Mr. Wallace says that business is good. I could become a helper to one of the sail-makers, but it'll mean I have to work more. I am already very tired at the end of the day. Do you think I should take on the extra work?
If you think Alvin should take on more work turn to Pg. 4
If you think Alvin should keep running errands turn to Pg.5
I took on the job as a sail maker’s helper. Its hard work, my hands hurt me at the end of the day. Mr. Wallace gave me a little extra money in my pay this week. I put right in to the jar that I hide my freedom money in. I think that things are going to work out for me. I just got married to a girl named Mary. I love her very much. We want to get an apartment so that we can live together instead of living with our masters. This will mean that I will not be able to save as much money as I have in the past.
Do you think it’s a good idea to get an apartment?
If you think Alvin and Mary should get an apartment turn to Pg.7
If you think Alvin and Mary should stay with their masters. Turn to Pg.6
I am still running errands for Mr. Wallace. Mr. Wallace gave me a little extra money in my pay this week. He says I am doing a good job. I...