Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Ancient Egyptian Life due Friday May 20

Pick a scene to write about. Describe what you think is happening or imagine you are one of the people in the scene and describe your life and adventures.

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  1. Bottom pic

    The priest sat and mad sure the slaves where in line and doing what they had been told to. A slave was plowing a field so they could grow crops. Two other slaves cut down small trees and plants, so there could be more fields. There where shelf that held supplies such as food and milk. The priest had to make sure that they gathered the amount that they need to. later the slaves will Cary the food and supplies to the ziggurat for counting.

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  2. I am a farmer and I grow crops like corn,lettuce,carrots. Its tough to work all day.

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  3. The two farmers Josh and Mark are working on harvesting there crops. One goes to cut down the poplar trees while the other goes to harvest the wheat and veggies. After they go back to the house and Mark goes to milk the cow and Josh takes a rest.

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    1. you should write more. It is really good.

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  4. Two people were working on the farm. One was doing gymnastics so they could get exercise and more body strength. One day this kid told the other kid to stop doing gymnastics and get back to work. Finally, it was dinner time, and after dinner they went outside to play. Then it was their bedtime and they slept in their bed until the sun rose. The next day they got up and went back to work.

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  5. Very top picture

    Living in Egypt in always a little bit hard we always are having to pick crops and make bread and beer out of the barley that we pick.And when we are picking crops the gods and praying. But somehow we always make it work.

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  6. With the bottom scene I looks like the life of a farmer.

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  7. Top Picture

    The slaves always have the hardest jobs. They never get time to rest, well until night time that is. The hardest part is that they don't get paid for there work. In the top picture, two slaves are working in the fields.

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  8. I did the bottom one. One day there were three boys, Rob, Tom, and Bob. They practicality lived on the farm, and they did a lot of work. Tom and Bob are in charge of the farm,and they make carrots, potatoes, and wheat. They cut down trees before winter so they will keep warm. Rob stays down in the house taking care of mom and milking the cow. Rob is good at pottery so mom got him a pottery wheel for his birthday so he can make pottery. He likes to make his mom bowls and dishes to put up on the wall. Dad is always at work chopping trees down. Dad taught Tom and Bob how to make the perfect hit when they chop down trees. The days go by fast and the sun starts to go down and they all curl up in their beds and fall asleep.

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  9. I am getting ready for the morning and I am getting put in this really soft beautiful dress. My name is Annie and I am Cleopatra sister when she dies I will be in charge but i am not looking forward to it, I am just not ready the person to ask about what to do and what not to do. As I walk down stairs I smell bread with plums and then I see Cleo, that is my nickname for my sister. She is eating her bread and then I walk over to say that I'm not hungry but she says that "I have to eat if I don't I will starve." but I say "I'm not hungry but can I go out side?"
    Cleo said "yes but I have to put on a better dress if I were to leave the house."
    "Thank you Cleo!"
    I went and got dressed and then I when out in the town one of the guard Hubert came with me but I was trying to lose him. I was always trying to get away from the guard Hubert they don't let me go anywhere so if I what to go to the hill by the town so I can draw Hubert says "no!". So I run into town and I try to loss him and I do so I ran up the hill and drew the sky and the cloud that looked like my favorite animal a horse. So then Hubert saw me so I ran down the hill so he could not catch me so as Hubert ran up I was running down. So I ran to the barn and got a horse from my stable and put on a saddle and I hoped on. I rode all the way to the other side of the town and I went all the way up to the hill again and was going to finished my drawing but the cloud was gone. And Hubert found me and grabbed me and then said that he was going to tell on me.

    TO BE CONTINUED...........

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  10. The priest settles down on his fine stool, watching the farmers work hard on the crops while watching the others doing their tree cutting and designing the ground.

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  11. I think that the king is watching over the farmers while they work. It almost looks like the normal life of farmers and slaves.

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  12. Hi my name is Kelly I am 15 years old and I am a farmer. I live with my mom and my dad. We are farmers. I had such a busy day today. I woke up just as the sun was rising and got dressed in my coarse linen dress I slipped on a pair of reed shoes and walked across the hall to the dining room there I had a a breakfast of bread and rice with two slices of a peach. Then it was off to work mom and dad planted the crops while I went into town to give the king and the priest the taxes, the taxes this time were rice other times we have given the king and the priest peaches and wheat. When I got back mom and dad had already stacked the hay and collected the wheat. I smelt the smell of fresh baking bread that meant that it was time for lunch, for lunch I had bread and plums. It was so hot outside I had wished that I would have had not to do any other work outside but unfortunately I had to plow the ground to prepare to plant new crops. After I finished plowing I went inside to help mom make the bread. When dad finished his chores we all had dinner we had rice bread and sugar cane. As the sun was setting I settled into my bed ( a few blankets stacked up on each other with one thin blanket for a cover). What a day.

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  13. Everyday I wake up to the early rising sun and prepare myself for the long day of hard work. I am a farmer named Ammu and work all day long planting, watering, and collecting plants for our city of Giza. Every day I wake up and dress in my working clothes. A cheap linen outfit with reed shoes that I traded for a pound of corn and wheat. Then I set out for the fields. I get pulled a Onager that is strong and powerful through the fields. I first start out with planting new seeds across the field, then I water all of the other plants that have already started growing, and after that I collect all of the crops keep about a third of it for myself. Then I bring the rest to the priests for taxes. It might not seem like a lot, but everyday everyday plant miles of seeds and collect plants. I also have to water the plants a couple times a day because it's so hot and dry. When I get home to my small one story house it's very late and dark outside. I get into my comfy bed which is a piece of stone with a thin linen blanket. (It might not seem comfy, but it's better than nothing) What a hard day of work I think to myself, and fall asleep.

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  14. Sorry for the spelling mistakes. I don't know how to edit a post after it's already been posted.

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  15. Like always, I wake up to my mother. Sometimes I wish I could be a nobleman's child, or a priest, so a servant could wake me up. That would be nice. I would also get to wear fine linen, and glass jewelry. But those are big dreams, because I am just a farmer...
    Hi, I am Iris, and I am 13 years old. Our pharaoh is King tut, so we are very lucky. I put on my reed shoes and some coarse linen clothes and set out to the fields. I have to collect crops and food for our city of Memphis. I see my Dad, already working getting pulled on his big sledge by our onager, Burke. Everyday I water the crops, put new seeds in, do the taxes with the priests, water again, make my family meals, seed some more, and go to bed. It is very tiring, but I can get it all done, with a good nights sleep.

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  16. I am the pharaoh sitting on the chair watching over the people working in the field. I am the great Cleopatra and today I am watching over my farmers working in the fields. Let me tell you it is not my most favorite job that I have to do. I would much rather walk around and meat my subjects or check on the local businesses. Because watching over the fields is quite dry and boring work. But I have to do it today because the chief supervisor takes a day off every once in awhile and my royal supervisor thinks it's good for me to get a perspective on what my workers are doing. The only enjoyable part of doing this job is hearing Nun sing. She has a voice like a God. She sings while she works and it keeps all the other workers entertained.

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    1. I meant meet not meat I just cant figure out how to edit after you have posted

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    2. Yah I think you should write more

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  17. THE PICTURE IN THE TOP LEFT CORNER


    "Ugggggggggghhhhhhhh.." I groaned as I bent down to pick, yet another, reed of papyrus. 'Just remember, this is for a good cause," My mother's words echoed in my head. 'Our scribes will write on these pages of papyrus to help the sick, and to tell tales of ancient Egypt so that others in the future will know of us.' Oh whatever... My neck and back ached from bending over so much. All I wanted right now was to rest. And rest. And rest.
    Why couldn't my mother and father have been noble? Then I wouldn't have to do all of this painful, back breaking work! If only...
    'No!' I thought. 'I must make the best of this situation! Always look on the bright side. You control what you think.'
    Everything seemed more clear. I could faintly hear the sound of the Nile river rushing nearby. I could smell the fresh scent of clear air. I was happy. I was content.
    I was a Farmer's son and proud of it. Finally.
    And I kept picking papyrus reeds.
    For a good cause.

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  18. the queen is telling her servants to make a garden for food her and her family to eat

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  20. there are two slaves that have to get up every day in the early morning so they can get ready to do there hard all day jobs like harvesting and growing crops for there garden

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  21. The priest sat down in his throne and made sure the slaves were doing what they were told. "Put your back into it!" The priest said. Some of the slaves let out a big groan. "C'mon, do you want to get paid?" All day they worked on building the temple. The priest was pleased to see them puting all their work to a cause. "You guys truly did it." He handed each of them 10$. "Its been a hard day," one of the slaves said "I'm just happy it's over.

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  22. the farmers are working in the fields to get food then we take care of the animals and get food from them then we give some of what we farmed to the pharaoh as tax and after a hard day of work the take off their rough linen shoes and go to bed.

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  23. Bottom picture

    The Priest sat and made sure that the slaves did there work and stay in line. The slaves jobs where to plow the crop land, milk the animals and seed the crop land.

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  24. Hello i am Erestincru i am a high priest at the moment i and sitting and watching the slaves to make sure they are getting their work done the slaves i was watching were in charge of miking the cattle

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  25. Hubert is a god of the bad and tells people what they're not supposed to do. He’s sitting on a chair in the town of Ur. Hubert likes to invent stuff, but his inventions put people in jail. His invention is that if Hubert sees someone doing bad, a crash dummy picks them up in a cart and takes them to jail.

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  26. I am Geb, and I am the god of the earth. I am looking over the earth. I am watching my people prepare their overgrown fields for planting seeds, and taking care of their big and small animals. They are clearing small trees and brush with their sharp scythes. They plow their fields and plant their various seeds. I ask Tefnut to make it rain in an hour so their seeds can grow. They look like they have been working all day.

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  27. it looks like the laves are working in the feelds and making food.

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  28. I am King Tutankhamun. I am a pharaoh of the 18th dynasty in the period of time known as the New Kingdom. I am resting in my open palace eating figs and drinking Nile water. Have you ever tried Nile water? It is very refreshing. A scribe is sitting with me taking notes on my every move. They are trying to get into a school. Her name is Ahemes. She is very kind. It is now time for me to eat my lunch, talk to you all later.

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  29. Top left

    I think the top left picture shows Egyptian workers working in the corn field. The workers get paid with corn instead of money, so they try and work as fast as possible. Some of the workers speed new seeds and the other workers pick the corn in the field.

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  30. I heard laughter as I walked the streets of my Egyptian town. I looked up and saw a few children from the wealthy side of town. They were wearing soft linen dresses and kilts. I looked away ashamed of myself for wishing to be one of them. I am Sabrina I am 13 years of age, I'm also a slave. Things have been hard the past 2 years, ever since Dad died. Mom and I have been sleeping in a shed. We have nothing but each other. "Sabrina" Miss Lila called. (we are her slaves.) I jumped up startled. "Yes Miss" I said. "Please get back to work!" she said in a stern and calm tone.
    "Yes Miss." So I returned to collecting grains.

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  31. So, I'm standing there. And the giant triangular things of Giza are getting built. I look up and the center one is almost done. All the people say they only have about 1 more year of building before there done! I get back to my house. My dad works a very disgusting job. He prepares bodies to be wrapped into mummies. I think it's cool, my friends uncle died a couple months back and my dad let my older brother pull his BRAIN out. It was awesome, he used that hook tool and stuck it up his nose and then twisted and it fell right out.

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  33. “Amu wake up!” My twin brother Bahk says. I groan and roll over and off the thin straw cot that I had been sleeping on. I open my eyes and look around our small one room house. My father has already gotten up to work, and I can see my mother doing laundry at the banks of the river Nile. Today is a day for planting crops, so after a breakfast of bread and fruit, Bahk and I head out toward the fields. It is the first planting day of the season and priests have come to pray to the god Osiris. We believe that Osiris gives us the gift of barley, our most important crop. Each year on the first day of the planting season, priests come to pray to the Osiris. While other farmers like us plant, the priests bow down and chant words of prayer. We also sacrifice a young calf as our gift to him.

    For most of the year, Bahk and I work the fields unless they have flooded. During the flooding season we travel down the Nile to Giza, where the great pyramid is being built. Pharaoh Khufu has ordered that when our crops are under water, we must come work. Although there are other pyramids that are also being erected, I have the great honor of working on the one that will someday be Khufu’s tomb. For me, working at the pyramid is much more fun than tending to the fields. The work is quite difficult, but I get to meet new people, and climb the ramp of the humongous pyramid. Even today, as I work in the fields, I can’t stop thinking about what my life would be like if I didn’t have to be a farmer.

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  34. The picture second up from the bottom.

    My arms are weak, my ax is dull and the tree is never ending. I have been chopping at this tree for a long time but it just doesn't end. I wouldn't have to be chopping at this tree if I wasn't moving. My old town was just fine too. I had friends and my brother Adrian had friends. Even my cow Dournor has friends! We had a education, we had many things to do and many places to go. The one thing the town didn't have was the best soil for farming. So dad said we have to move to move closer to the Nile. The worst thing ever! But then my friend Hughe said I can stay with them forever! But I just have to cut down logs and help make the new house. Nowmy life is complete. I can even become a scribe in the same school I started in.

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    The day starts and I begin again with more back braking work. I always work in the field grinding and pulverizing grain and other materials. As I do this I have heard that someone brings the pulverized materials down to a other group of people that sift through the grain and get any other bad parts of the material. Why did we get the harder job?! We have to pulverize these materials and use so much of are strength and energy while the people who sift through it just get to sit there and pick at the materials! As I sit there I see someone simply sitting there.. just sitting there.. doing nothing but watching us do this unbearable work! Why do they just get to sit there with.. Seriously! They have servants and they give them food and more! Why do they get it so much easier! Just because we are a different class and did start out as a noble or any higher class should mean that we do back breaking work while others watch us! I know I'm a slave but this is still unbearable... As I let go this rant in my head the work day passes by quickly just following the same usual pattern. I finally can go to sleep and rest. I keep thinking about this as I rest and am finally able to stop working for today... TBC...P (to be continued... possibly.)

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    1. Sorry for any possible "misspellments" (I don't thinks that's an actual word...) I missed

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  36. Today I was plowing the field with my ox, and it broke loose and ran off. I followed it past the Sphinx, and prayed to the sun god Ra to make the day longer so once I catch my ox I could get my job done. I chased him through the necropolis and it was grim and scary there. Finally, we reached the pyramids. My ox ran up the side of one of them. I snuck into the pyramid, avoided all the traps and used a secret passage to the top and was just in time to see my ox jump off the top. My prayers were answered and there was still enough daylight for me to be executed and brought to the underworld by Osiris. What disorder, Seth surely got inside my cow's head!

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  37. Today I was plowing with my ox. it was a nice hot sunny day I took a break. I went back to my ox and my ox was gone!!! I ran pas the sphinx and finally stopped and asked the sun god RA can the day go longer so I can fined my ox. as soon as I prayed I saw my ox I finely catch it and I bring him home...


    Aiden

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    I sit on my throne watching over my slaves as they tend to my cattle and cut down my trees. I am a Nobleman, respect beyond what any of these peasants can imagine. I've created a haven for me and my family. We live here in peace feasting on the finest breads, meats, and wines. Waking to the soft touch of silken sheets against our skin and the cool touch of leather sandals against my feet.

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  39. i think it looks like someone is farming and the are growning plants and food

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  40. May Horus take pity on me! I am in the burning sun, and living with burden of tilting the ground to make it fertile for growing crops. Life is very hard for me.

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  41. (Top picture)
    "Yes, yes this pyramid will be great!" Oh yeah i'm the guy in white linen robes, i'm a pharaoh. Right now we are building my pyramid for when I am dead. Isn't that nice? Jokes aside i'm telling my servants what to put on the plan, back to work!

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  42. Scene One
    The sweltering sun’s heat beats down upon us, the workers of the field. We are preparing crops for the tomb builders that will arrive from the nearby village of Deir al-Medina, the village of the crafts workers. In two days time, stone masons, carpenters, goldsmiths, jewelers, glass crafters, painters, sculptors, and engravers will travel from the village to the Valley of Kings, where we, the workers of the field are now. We are preparing crops because a fortune will be needed to complete the treasures that will be stored in the pyramid, so the workers that build the pyramid will be paid in not gold but goods such as vegetables, fish, milk and firewood. An estimated four thousand workers will be needed to construct the pyramid, and our top architects think it will take more than twenty years to build.
    An overseer monitors us, anticipating how much total grain we will gather. As we gather, we wish that we could be the ones overseeing, but it is hard to be promoted from a laborer to an overseer. Some of us have been trained in others skills, such as stone working. Those who have that skill are in high demand for the pyramid about to be build. Some of us were working in the fields when the previous pyramid was built, and we say that nothing is more a triumph than seeing the final stone of the pyramid set into place.

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  43. PICTURE IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER

    "Keep going" I demanded sharply "we don't have all day you know" I sighed "we have been going since dawn" one of the slaves complained " yes, and you will keep going" I looked up and said this to him I slowly sat up and started to walk to see everyone working for me " how is everyone doing" I marched through the halls making sure no one was getting of task. If you listened you could here people moaning after every word the master said, this made her feel satisfied knowing that people were working hard but she wanted it to stop. "You know I can here you and I am telling you stop" I stopped looked around the room and then kept walking. After that she walked out of the building but before she left all the way she yelled through out the halls "break time everyone get up and be back in fifteen minutes no more" this made people exited their hands cramped and their feet ached but now they could leave be free for fifteen minutes --FIFTEEN MINUTES LATER-- the master walked back in her building and was happy to see all her slaves have returned except for one she decided to put him in prison when he returned and after that everyone was back to work. I looked around suddenly happy to see that it was harvest day and there was fresh new crops and that meant new food and a change in meals. By the end of the day it was time for everyone to go home for the night she went to her favorite noble family and after went back to her house and was greeted by her slaves at home and at the end of the day the master went to sleep and the day was over.

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  44. Picture in the bottom right corner:

    "I know this is hard, but I don't care how much you arms are hurting, we DO have a time limit." You see I wasn't really a mean person, but my job made me seem like I was, I couldn't be nice with this job... I had seen people fired for being nice. I hope all the gods see this, and let me have a good afterlife in forgiveness for all the terrible things I am forced to do in this life. As overseer I have to constantly yell at everyone, sometimes even physically hurting them. I also spend all day in the sweltering hot sun, even if I do have a little shade. But I always remember how its all for my family. I have a wife and 4 children at home, plus my wives parents live with us, and I even have another child on the way. Thinking of them made the time pass faster, and soon enough I was heading home with my pay in my hands. The money may not have been exceptional, but it supported my family just fine. So as I walked home past temples, onagers and artistans selling thier craft, I said my daily prayer to the gods, and hoped that one of these days my life would improve.

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  45. I did the bottom picture.

    Why do I have to work so hard all the time? This is a question I ask myself a lot. My name is Alex. I am 14, and live my mother and father. I have to spend my days working in the fields, chopping down trees, feeding and milking the animals, and to top it all of... It feels like it's 1 million degrees outside! I am so tired. Only 5 more hours until a nice dinner. I go inside to cool off with some water and I smell my mother baking bread for tonight's meal. As much as I don't like having to work. I love my family.

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  46. bottom pic

    We are farmers working for the pharaoh.We have to store food for an up coming drought.We have to work harder than usually or else we get a beating.I think I've been getting sun burn everyday. Not only do we have to farm but we also have to make new fields for crops.Its so hard.

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  47. Second left pic

    Me and my friend jay frid were honored with stacking the Pharos riches. We see gold that would last us forever. Okay I will not lie I have stole some jewelry. It's so hard not to and hey there not going to miss it . Any ways we earn it the gold is so hevey .

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    The Egyptians are hard at work cutting down trees, but there is one little girl telling them not to cut down the trees because it is bad for us and the earth. Well they kept cutting down trees, and the girl wanted to do something about it, so after every tree they cut down she would plant a tree. The men who were cutting down the trees were not happy so they contacted the police and she went to jail. She asked for help so a bunch of other women teamed up and planted over 1 thousand trees. In the end there was a lot of beautiful trees.
    The End

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  49. Bottom picture. So hot! I've been working all day! Oh hi didn't see you. I was focusing on the oxen so he doesn't get lose, again. My name is well you probably shouldn't know i'm not allowed to talk to any body right now because well you see that man over there he is a guard his job it to see that we don't run away or anything like that because i'm sure you see that i'm a slave. Born into the farming profession my mother was a slave too so that's why i'm here. Don't really like it but I guess this job is pretty important if they didn't have me or any of the farmers than people couldn't eat and if they can't eat they die so yeah that's it bye have to get back to work before I get caught and whipped.

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  50. hi my name is Esteban and i run a farm down by the Nile river farming is much easier when the river floods and brings up silt and fertilizes the land and is much harder when their is a drought.

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