The Perilous Road

Map of Tennessee


Vocabulary Word of the Day - sullen and meek

sullen  - Showing a brooding ill humor or silent resentment; morose or sulky, glowering, gloomy, grim
Page 48 - Chris slid his eyes around at his father and then stood there, sullen and silent.

meek - Easily imposed on; submissive, docile, compliant
Page 52 - A body oughtn't to stand there meek as Moses while the soldiers stole food and horses.

Special Note:
tarnal - regional (Chiefly New England & Upper Southern U.S.) slang for tarnation
Page 45 - This haul up the mountainside is tarnal hard on critters, and when they get to the pen, they leave the tired mules and get some fresh ones for the rest of the way to Chattanooga."


Civil War Literature Unit

Lesson 5 - Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Dred Scott Case
1  ..If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad
by Ellen Levine, Larry Johnson (Illustrator)
AR Reading Level 4.9  Point Value 1.0




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