Legends Of The Hidden Temple

Season 3 Episode 8

The Dried Ear of Corn of Sojourner Truth

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Aired Unknown Nov 04, 1994 on Nickelodeon

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    • Olmec: One of the most courageous, outspoken women of her day was the African-American Sojourner Truth. Over six feet tall, she was an imposing figure and a fiery speaker. In the 1840's she began touring the country, speaking out against slavery. But her name wasn't always Sojourner Truth. Her slave name was Isabella Bomefree, and legend has it that once she was freed, she began smuggling food to Union soldiers who were severely lacking supplies. Instead of thanking her, the Lieutenant in charge thought she was spying.
      Sojourner Truth: Your troops are undernourished. I was simply trying to help.
      Lieutenant: No one can be that nice without an uterior motive. I think we'll just detain you until we get to the truth.
      Olmec: And, with that, the Lieutenant imprisoned her in a barn. She was there but a few hours when she heard a faint scratching.
      Soldier #1: Miss Bomefree, you helped free me in Jacksonville.
      Soldier #2: And you freed me eight months ago. We're her to return the favor.
      Olmec: And with that, the grateful soldiers set her free.
      Soldier #1: Here's some bread and some corn to keep you going.
      Olmec: Isabella made it to freedom. But the Lieutenant didn't let the matter drop.
      Lieutenant: Who was that woman?
      Soldier #2: She was a soldier of truth. At least that's what the men say.
      Olmec: The Lieutenant misunderstood, and called her Sojourner Truth, and the name stuck. She kept the ear of corn to remind her of those brave men, and it eventually wound up in the Temple. Your task is to retrieve the Dried Ear of Corn of Sojourner Truth and bring it back here.
      Kirk Fogg: Alright, thanks Olmec. So tell us, where is this dried ear of corn?
      Olmec: The Dried Ear of Corn of Sojourner Truth can be found in the Jester's Court.

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