PLYMOUTH ROCK (CONT’D) They placed me next to the Liberty Pole, and this became the meeting spot for the town’s important meetings and protests. I was glad I was able to be a symbol of freedom and loved when people talked about my history of helping the Pilgrims. STUDENT 20 You must have loved your new spot in town and being able to see all the townspeople every day! PLYMOUTH ROCK It was wonderful at first. In addition to being a part of the townspeople’s meetings, visitors would travel many miles to get a glimpse of me. Unfortunately, some of these visitors were greedy. STUDENT 21 How were they greedy? PLYMOUTH ROCK After learning my story, they wanted to take a piece home with them. Many visitors would bring chisels to pick off little pieces of me! STUDENT 22 Didn’t you tell them to stop! PLYMOUTH ROCK I did, but they didn’t listen. They just kept chiseling away and I was becoming smaller every day. Play song #8: Ouch Stop That!
Ouch Stop That! featuring students from Federal Furnace Elementary School, Plymouth, MA.