The Perilous Road

Map of Tennessee

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Vocabulary Word of the Day - flounder and sentry

flounder - To make clumsy attempts to move or regain one's balance; struggle, thrash, wallow
Page 65 - Even the moonlight wasn't much help to him, and he floundered around like a three-legged cow.

sentry - A guard, especially a soldier posted at a given spot to prevent the passage of unauthorized persons; sentinel, patrol
Page 67 - Looking at the blade gleaming up over the sentry's head, Chris flinched and ran his tongue around inside his dry mouth.
Page 68 - The sentry passed, but still Chris lay there.
Page 70 "What's the matter with you boys? What's got you so stirred up?" asked the sentry suddenly, right at Chris's elbow.

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Civil War Literature Unit

Lesson 7 - Harper's Ferry
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