The Colour of Death

The Colour of Death

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Steph By bacutie4eva Completed

A/N: This is just something we had to write in History last year to do with the Bubonic Plague... It's from the perspective of an Italian girl who lives in a village at the time and everything that's mentioned are things that actually happened... and yeah... enjoy :)

July 14th 1348 - Dawn

Dear Alfredo,

            I'm afraid that I don't have any good news to tell you this morning. Father is starting to show early signs of the plague. We are all very frightened. Blister and boils are covering him all over and he seems to be quite feverish. Mother says that we shouldn't tell anyone just yet until we're sure. Our village hasn't caught the plague yet so we're scared about what will happen to us. My only friend Alvaro hears news from all over Italy from his Master. He is the only one who doesn't think that I am strange. A lot of the children my age think I am strange because I like to keep as clean as possible. He told me that he has heard of people being bricked up in their houses with...