The rescue By Isabel Cutter
Slavery is a generational practice still alive in Mauritania in western African Sahara desert. Slaves are beaten up like animals guns fire over their heads to frighten them and treated as sex as slaves. Raping children making them call them master, causing abortions in some cases. Brutal forms of slavery still exist in this century. Generational slavery is practised even though it was abolished in 2010; slaves exist as serfs working on farms for no salary for their slave masters and warlords.
Meanwhile in the desert:
Koko: James get the boys.
Teddy: Yes Chloe.
Dei: I have put our satellite maps, over the maps Tamir left us. The terrain does not look too bad to navigate.
Stone: I have procured all the necessary kits from headquarters in the capital, the delivery will be here in 2 hours along with the rescue teams.
Stone: My nice outfit Chloe, blonde suits you.
Koko: Thanks Ken
Stone: You are welcome Barbie.
Teddy: Wipe that smile of your face Stone, that's my woman.
Dei: Like I was saying we need the desert quad bikes team ready and positioned here, here and here (pointing to the map)
Teddy: Chloe get the medical goods ready. Boys get the armo ready; we will decide the procedure tonight with Sadeem.
16:00 Hours Tamir arrives
Tamir: Chloe my desert flower may I accompany you and Laysha to the car. Your team will spend night at the palace before departure with my men into the desert plains. My wives will keep you company.
Koko: Thank you Sultana (prince) but I need to go with men to provide the medical knowledge.
Tamir: You are a wise woman. I will give you my best 4x4 for your comfort on the trip.
In the desert:
Teddy: Sadeem you will do all the talking we will follow your lead.
Sadeem: Tamir has negotiated the price just agree with everything I say.
Sadeem: Masā' Al-khayr (good afternoon)
Rashid: Welcome Sadeem you brought the dealer with you.
Sadeem: Yes I have, and a medical woman from the capital.
Teddy: Dei, Stone get the bags.
Sadeem: Chloe meet Rashid he will show you into the tents.
Koko: Motasharefon bema'refatek (Pleased to meet you)
Rashid: You speak like dripping healing oil I shall call you Cardamom healer (cardamom healing oil used to keep you warm when you sick)
Koko: Shukran jazīlan (Thank you very much), I would sleep with you my prince instead for warmth.
Teddy: Chloe honey, here is your kit.
Koko: Thank you James.
Rashid: James these are my servants they will serve you tonight.
Sadeem: Dei and Stone come with me. I will show his camels and goats. So you can see his true wealth.
Dei: Thank you.
Sadeem: Those are the compound gates from the south entry; you will use those to rescue the slaves.
Stone: I will make contact with HQ in the morning when we leave.
Dei: Sadeem, how many men guard the compound?
Sadeem: There are 15 masters in total and 25 guards.
Rashid: Hurry up girl serve the food.
Rashid: Do not thank the slave woman it is her duty to serve you.
Koko: I apologise my lord.
Teddy: Chloe show him the medication treat his best slaves quietly.
Rashid: This is my new wife (pointing to an under-age woman)
Koko: I will examine the pregnancy. (My god this child is only fourteen)
Teddy: She is a beautiful woman. I will give you free guns for this treasure.
Rashid: You may have her after she gives birth to my son.
Koko: I will go down for the night now. Goodnight.
Rashid: Goodnight to you both.
Koko: Je suis mal. ( I feel sick)
Teddy: Chloe I know this situation is frightening. Sadeem will ensure our safety,
Koko: James some of these people are in chains and now have wounds that need treating.
Teddy: The chains are to stop them from escaping. They have burnt brands onto the servants. We have to notify the authorities. You might have to perform skin grafts to hide their identities when the team frees them. Let’s sleep.
Dei: Good morning James, I take it the deal went well. Rashid is smiling.
Teddy: Yes we lucked out on this occasion. Get the team ready. I got more money for this deal than I hoped for.
The next night the team rescued the slaves freeing the women and children. They burned the compound leaving nothing behind. They were born slaves but are now can live as freeman. They recovered all the ammunition and medical equipment for the next rescue mission.
"And Moses lead 600,000 slaves out of Egypt into the Desert out the hands of the ancient Warlord. The warlord Pharaoh sent 600 of his mightiest warriors after them. When they came to see the Lord commanded Moses to raise his staff and command the seas to part. The people rushed through the passage between the waters. As the warriors of Pharaoh come through the mountain passage the slaves where half though the waters. They are coming for us they shouted, the pace quickened they reached the other side and Moses closed the waters on the servants of Pharaoh. Trapping them and burying them for all eternity. "
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Author - Isabel M Cutter