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Chitsa - Part 2When morning came, Matoskah woke me and we set out, riding double on the mare I had stolen. All night she had stayed out in the pasture to graze while I had been huddled up in the trees.As they rode up, some happy callings echoed from the camp. Aponi came running up to us, her eyes lit with glee. She jabbered enthusiastically to me as we dismounted and someone else came and took care of the horse for us. She talked about the latest tribe gossip, and how she had a surprise for me. Once she finally calmed down, she asked me some questions.What happened? Why did you come back? I thought your father wanted you to go to England! The last word sounded funny in the way she pronounced it. I laughed and she smiled shyly. Not that I dont want you to stay here, of course.I laughed again; this is what I had missed about her. You couldnt help but smile when you saw her. Between her long silky black hair and her bright eyes, you were always able to find somethi
Chitsa - Part 1Hello, my name is Chitsa, and I have been living with the natives of this land for four years. My true name is Christine; Chitsa was given to me by my friends, it means fair one. The natives arent savages, I assure you. They are my friends, and as such, they care for me. Ten days ago my father decided that I should be sent back to England. I havent been there in over five years. We took the horses, and we left for the Fort. At my fathers request, I disguised myself as a boy and the guise worked. The people here know me as Christian, the silent one. Soon I will be heading back to England on a ship. Unless that man keeps me back, and discovers who I really am.August 22Chitsa MontgomeryI finished the journal entry and closed the leather bound book, shoving it into my rucksack. Sighing, I pulled back my golden hair into a loose bun and sloppily put my hat back on. There was never anything to keep me busy enough; I died of boredom most of the time. Al