Ruth’s Story

Ruth Barrow illustration


When you arrived in Canada, you were sure that your troubles were over. While you’ve had success and opportunity here, life is still hard.

You take another job, working as a domestic servant to the Sommerville family. They treat you well and they’re very kind to you. You visit the Grands often, and the money you make helps them greatly.

The Sommervilles are terribly excited for Confederation. You’re less so. After so much struggle, it’s hard to see what it will do for you.

The night of a celebratory party, you opt to have dinner with the Grands. They are your family here, and that will always be the most important thing to you.


What’s next? Find out what happened to Ruth after Confederation.