Circle of Friends Part5: Look Inside

I need to comment on Part 5 of this story. I’m rather disappointed in AG on Addy’s story because Addy doesn’t get to really tell her own story. All of the girls kind of help her tell it. It is also the shortest one I have done so far. It barely took up one page.

To follow Part 5 click this link in a new tab and fast forward to 25:52′.

Katie: Yeah, remember? Addy’s first friend in Philadelphia was a girl named Sarah. Sarah and her mother had been slaves too. Just like Addy and Mama.

Keisha/Addy: Addy was nervous about starting school. Back on the plantation slaves like her family were not allowed to read or write.

Becky: But Sarah told Addy not to worry. She taught Addy the alphabet and how to write her name.

 Angela: Sarah and Addy had a nice teacher, Miss Dunn.

 Hallie: Miss Dunn assigned Addy a seat next to a very smart, rich girl named Harriet.

Michelle: Harriet’s family had never been slaves so she had already learned to read and write.

 Natalie: Harriet wore very fancy dresses.

Hallie: Well, Addy was very impressed by Harriet.

 And when Harriet asked Addy to walk home from school with her, Addy left Sarah behind.

Becky: Addy started ignoring Sarah because  she wanted to be with Harriet who was smart, rich, and sure of herself.

Hallie: Harriet had everything Addy wanted.

Michelle: But Harriet wasn’t very nice. She was stuck up and made fun of Addy behind her back.

 Keisha/Addy: But Addy soon found out that the only reason Harriet wanted her to be around was because she needed someone to carry her books and to be her flunky. She really didn’t care about Addy at all.

Addy was so ashamed at the way she had ignored Sara.

 Miss Dunn: Addy, why are you in here all by yourself, looking so sad?

 Addy: Miss Dunn, I done hurt Sarah, and I wouldn’t blame her if she never spoke to me again.

Miss Dunn: Oh, we all make mistakes. I suspect you’ve learned a lesson about friendship. You can’t judge a true friend by the kind of clothes she wears.

 You have to look inside

To find yourself a friend,

Look inside to find a friend who’s true,

Look inside to see somebody’s soul,

To find a friend who always will be there for you.

You have to look beneath

The world that meets the eye,

Look beneath to know what’s really there,

Look inside to read somebody’s heart,

Yes, look inside to find a friend who will care.

Don’t be hypnotized

By someone’s pretty lies

Or all the fancy things somebody’s got.

Don’t be taken in or let it

Give your head a spin, when they’re

acting like someone they’re really not.

You have to look again

To recognize a friend,

Someone you’ve overlooked,

Who’s right in front of you.

If you can look inside

Where love and hope abide,

You’ll find a friend

Who loves you true,

A friend, who will bring out the best in you.

Miss Dunn: Addy, you can’t make things better by hiding in here with me. You need to decide what you stand for and act on it.

Addy: You’re right, Miss Dunn.

 Sarah, I’m so sorry. Please forgive me. I wanted to be friends with Harriet because, because she was popular, and smart, and rich. But she ain’t a real friend. I know you is. I never meant to hurt you and, and I want you to still be my friend. Maybe we can study spelling together.

 Here, this is our first word: L-O-V-E: Love.

I won’t be hypnotized

By someone’s pretty lies

Or all the fancy things somebody’s got.

Won’t be taken in or let it

Give my head a spin, when they’re

acting like someone they’re really not.

You have to look inside…

You have to look inside…

You have to look inside…

You have to look inside…

You have to look again

To recognize a friend,

Someone who’d always there,

Who’s right in front of you.

If you can look inside

Where love and hope abide,

You’ll find you’ve got a friend

Who’ll see you through,

A friend who will bring out the best in you!

 You have to look inside…

You have to look inside…

You have to look inside…

You have to look where love and hope abide.

Look inside!

Look inside!

 Michelle: That Harriet was really mean.

 Becky: But that doesn’t mean all rich people are mean, Michelle.

Keisha: Yeah, look at Samantha.

To be continued…..

-Heather

 

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About jackylina

Hi, I'm Heather (the human) and Jacky (the doll) wanted us to start a blog together about all the dolls in my room. I collect 18"dolls such as American Girl, Carpatina, Magic Attic, and Kidz n Cats. I love dressing them up and creating photo stories for you to enjoy! I'm a Christian and you will see a Christian influence in this blog because I can't help glorifying the Lord!
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7 Responses to Circle of Friends Part5: Look Inside

  1. kaitlynrh1 says:

    I LOVE ❤ the story!
    ❤ kaitlynrh1

  2. Janie says:

    What a great story! I can’t wait for the next part! 🙂

  3. Jen says:

    Poor Addy! After coming north, still more lessons to learn! Cecile makes a great Harriet!!!

  4. Sunny says:

    That’s really a shame that Addy’s song is so short. 😦 I loved that you used Keisha in the story!
    *Sunny

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