When Addy and Momma escaped to freedom, they could only take a few possessions with them. Use Addy's kerchief to make a bundle for her to carry. Tuck her water gourd in safely. Tie the calico ribbon of her straw bonnet beneath her chin. Then, most important, hang the cowrie shellaround Addy’s neck. It belonged to her great-grandmother, who brought it all the way from Africa, and it’s Addy’s most precious treasure. She looks so sweet!!!!