June 14th, 1641
This morning I awake in the prison, waiting for guards to take me to the market place. Pearl and my fate will be decided very soon and I am shaking with anxiety. What will become of us? Will it be that the people see the need of the death punishment? Perhaps they will take dear Pearl away from me! Oh I am trembling with fear. Pearl is sleeping in the corner and she is the most beautiful sight I've seen. Here comes the guards... I pray to the father that Pearl and I can live through tonight. Hester Prynne
June 16th, 1641
I have been sentenced to 3 hours on the scaffold while the whole town gawked and spoke gossip about me. I also must wear the mark of the Scarlet Letter upon my breast for the rest of my life. The day of the sentence, I saw Roger in the crowd... Oh the poor man, what have I done! He visited me yesterday in the prison as well. I was wary that he was going to hurt Pearl or myself. He sure is itching for some revenge from the father. I didn't disclose who it was but he seemed pretty intent on finding out himself. Oh I pray he never finds out. In the meanwhile, I will be living on the edge of the forest doing various needlework jobs for people in order to keep my head above water. Hester Prynne
August 3rd, 1641
Pearl becomes more brilliant each day. Often times I think about her name and how much it means to me. "Pearl", as in bought with a great price - my only treasure. With such a sin that I committed, I was given such a lovely child whom I adore with every ounce of my heart. I make sure that I dress Pearl in majestic and ornamented clothing. She radiates love and beauty wherever she is. Once of the first things Pearl really noticed in this world, was the dreaded letter. Why must she be so intrigued by this symbol of pain that I must bear? Hester Prynne
March 25th, 1642
Today Pearl and I took a trip to the Governor's Hall. The mansion was furnished so fancy and ornately. Colorful...