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The Day is a White Tablet [PDF / EPUB] The Day is a White Tablet In this gripping Southern saga America is in the final days of the Civil War the bloodiest conflict ever waged on her soil Tench Tray a free black teen has been following his older white cousin Lance is a MOBI õ In this gripping Southern saga America is in the final days of the Civil War the bloodiest conflict ever waged on her soil Tench Tray a free black teen has been following his older white cousin Lance Tray The Day eBook ô as his cook The two young men who grew up together are inseparable as they fight under the command of General Pickett But when Lance dies in battle Tench is left alone With a few of his cousin’s possessions Day is a ePUB ↠ — a horse called Night his boots and his journals—Tench travels home to Georgia Discovering the Trays have moved to Florida he heads south in search of them On this treacherous journey and encountering those who would stop him Tench gains courage as he faces this changed world on his own.

10 thoughts on “The Day is a White Tablet

  1. says:

    Marvelous StoryI always love books where the story told is by the main character This post Civil War Journey of a young black Slave who had the fortunate life as a Cousin to the Plantation's Son He was raised as the Son's companion and educated alongside him physically accompanying on many sojourns The Story within the story is the page turner By all means a wonderful and exciting trip do read it

  2. says:

    Brilliantly Written A Look into the Personal Life of a Soldier and His Family During the Civil WarI enjoyed reading this book about the lives and the times during the Civil War from the personal viewpoint and diaries of a fictional character and his family members and friends It seems to be a fairly accurate portrayal of the war and the lives that it touched I thought that it was particularly interesting to learn what kinds of foods were available during this time period and how they survived by their wits and ingenuity every day I particularly liked the viewpoints and stories about Tench young boy of mixed heritage who followed his older half brother Lance who was Caucasian into battle and how they provided protected and comforted one another throughout the war After Tench inherited Lance's diary Tench got a better sense of what a major contribution he had made in helping Lance day and night throughout the war and gained a greater sense of his various talents skills and abilities When Tench was left to carry on and to take over his brother's diary it was fascinating to follow his escapades and see how much he naturally adapted and changed to rise to each tribulation as each adventure carried him closer to manhood and self reliance a better sense of self and a greater knowledge of how to handle adult situations especially when he started protecting and assisting the renegade leaders of the South who were on the run and helped them escape capture and trials at the hands of the Northern victors of the Civil War It's like walking into a living snapshot of a moment in time that gives you enough knowledge of the era to make it feel like you're along for the journey That reuires major skill and talent to immerse the reader so completely as to bring the distant past to life Fantastic story

  3. says:

    I think the background story of how this book came to be published is as interesting as the book which is really a 3 12 star book Jill Pelaez was 88 when she learned her dream to have a book about the Civil War was to come true Her hospice nurses made it happen and I found that to be a very endearing tribute to her and to her caregivers Mrs Pelaez had a passion for the Civil War because a great grandfather had been a Confederate soldier so there is a forgotten slant towards the confederacy in the story I was reminded of stories my grandmother told me about the injustices the South suffered at the end of that warThis is the story of Tench a 'southern' black youth trying to get home to his people at the end of the war He is a green eyed mixed race young man and had accompanied his cousin to war The cousin is dead and Tench wants to get home with his cousin's journal and horse He is literate and well spoken and seems to have no real desire to run off and enjoy his freedom At times I found his devotion to his white family a bit hard to believe and felt this in part was just another 'run away' slave story He does encounter danger and goodness from different people on the road south to Florida I did look up the General Breckinridge and found him to be a real person who had actually been James Buchanan's Vice President This knowledge made the story interesting because I found to point of all these various people going to Florida and on to CubaTench does come of age on his ride and is a wiser young man by the end of the narrative and has put his relationship to his 'white' ancestors into context Breckinridge did get to Cuba and was pardoned by Andrew Johnson and returned to Kentucky in 1868 If you're a Civil War buff this little piece of forgotten history will interest you The book is a uick read

  4. says:

    3 12 to 4 The story behind the author writing and publishing this book is beautiful; be sure to read her story before reading the book I enjoyed this book and Pelaez's beautiful descriptive writing style Settings and people came alive through her fresh way of writing It is too bad this is the only book we will have of hers Trench is 15 when the story opens at the end of the Civil War; his confederate master friendcompanion was killed in the opening pages in one of the final battles of the war Trench is left to find his way through a disintegrating South to his family both his mother and the white matriarch his mother worked for who have been burned out during Sherman's march and have relocated He has been fully educated right along with the young man he grew up with so Trench took the journal his friend had kept and continued it Therefore the story is told through Trench's eyes as daily journal entries as he journeys with the very real General who was Jefferson Davis' vice president and other fictional confederate leaders escaping the Northern bounty hunters

  5. says:

    This was a different view of the Civil War usually books are written about the war not the aftermath of it It was interesting to read about the black and white soldiers It was harder on the black people because they could not read or write or count money and with no education Maybe a few were educated in the south but they had to hide it for years It was hard for all the soldiers to locate their families and their friends everyone was moving around trying to find food and shelter Stop and think how far they must have travelled with no home to go to just lie down under the stars of heaven How tired they must have been starved with very little food For five long years their lives were in danger of getting killed every day During this time period it was common for people to write in journals every day This was a very moving story and very interesting The story makes you think of all the wars that have been fought There were also some happy times in the story when the war was over and the men found their families and their wives and children was there for them

  6. says:

    Towards the end of the Civil War Tench Tray finds himself alone in the middle of a battlefield having just buried his white cousin Lance Tray Alone with his journal and with Lance's horse Night Tench decides to try and make his way home to Georgia but when he gets there he finds the Tray house burned to the ground and the family gone They appear to have moved down to Florida and he begins his trek to find them His journey is rife with danger as rebel and Fed soldiers continue to hunt and fight He tries to travel by night to avoid being caughtHis treacherous journey brings him into contact with slaves taking advance of the war to escape as well as freed slaves who aren't sure what directions their lives will take now they are emancipated Some people along his travels help him and yet others will steal from or hurt him It's a moving story of a young man who has to learn to live on his wits and not lose hope for the future

  7. says:

    This was a book set towards the end of the American civil war with the hero being a young black lad who went to war with his white 'brother'He survives while the brother dies and he is making his way back to his family on the brother's horse he meets all kinds of adventures along the way and grows as a person as well as learning a lot about self survivalThe young lad was art of his white family and well educated and kept a journal of his experiencesIt was very different from the usual Civil War reads and looked at things in a very unusual wayI enjoyed it and found it very interesting

  8. says:

    It was interesting to read about the aftermath of the Civil War through the eyes of several defeated Confederate officers trying to avoid being captured and put to death for treason The book tells of their struggles to get to Cuba and freedom through the Everglades avoiding pirates and deserters and the treacherous waters of the Gulf waters

  9. says:

    A different perspectiveI have in past read a number of books about the Civil War this was certainly a much different look at the aftermath

  10. says:

    Very good thrilling historical adventure related by teenage negro fictional protagonist who becomes surrounded by true heroes and leaders of the time as well as scallywags and villains at the end of the American civil war duration by the 1860’s I do like civil war history included when featured in fiction novels even though I am not American and have never visited What makes this a great story is that it relates to what happens immediately after the war ended and still continues with great personal courage and triumph through the protagonist and the various characters he meets who support each other in their epic journey together along horse and wagon trails and through bush land habits by thieves through mosuito infested swamps and mangroves alligator dominated river and the huge open seas chased by murderous pirates and navigating a boat through treacherous coral reefs and dealing with stormy weather as well to survive Add to that a touch of love and respect for family and fellow human beings and the story is very pleasant Highly recommend

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