The Experience of a Slave in South Carolina
Passmore & Alabaster, 1862 - 48 páginas
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He told the slaves round about to steal cotton and bring it to him , and he would
give them whisky for it ; but if their masters caught them , they were not to say that
they were bringing it to him . The consequence was , that some slaves brought ...
They were once had up before the magistrate for stealing Alex Durant ' s long -
tailed sow ; they were tried and sentenced to be whipped in the same manner as
a slave ; but ... But , to return to the hogs they were about to steal from me .
he would say , “ you got fresh meat here ; you steal it ; ” and next day they would
have so many lashes for daring to eat meat , or whatever it might be . He was
accustomed to be hired to whip negroes , and he used to revel in this ( to him ) ...
On one occasion , he wanted me to steal from my master a bushel of corn for him
, which I refused to do . This annoyed him very much , and , in the course of time ,
he came to my white people and told them that he saw me the night before on a ...
The lightning once burnt a space of ground in the cotton fields , and nothing
afterwards ever grew on that spot . We will now turn to the hawk and the owl . The
hawk snatches away chickens from the hen during the day , and the owl steals