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1  I was seldom free from a sore back.
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2  I tried to do so, but fell back in the attempt.
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3  I look back to those Sundays with an amount of pleasure not to be expressed.
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4  I was yet liable to be taken back, and subjected to all the tortures of slavery.
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5  Master Hugh, finding he could get no redress, refused to let me go back again to Mr. Gardner.
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6  It went hard enough with me then, when I could look back to no period at which I had enjoyed a sufficiency.
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7  This woman's back, for weeks, was kept literally raw, made so by the lash of this merciless, religious wretch.
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8  There must be no answering back to him; no explanation was allowed a slave, showing himself to have been wrongfully accused.
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9  Thanks to a kind Providence, I fell to the portion of Mrs. Lucretia, and was sent immediately back to Baltimore, to live again in the family of Master Hugh.
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10  Before he commenced whipping Aunt Hester, he took her into the kitchen, and stripped her from neck to waist, leaving her neck, shoulders, and back, entirely naked.
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11  But, from some cause or other, he did not send me to Alabama, but concluded to send me back to Baltimore, to live again with his brother Hugh, and to learn a trade.
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12  I succeeded in getting a considerable distance on my way to the woods, when Covey discovered me, and called after me to come back, threatening what he would do if I did not come.
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13  I have seen Winder make one of the house-servants stand off from him a suitable distance to be touched with the end of his whip, and at every stroke raise great ridges upon his back.
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14  I had been at my new home but one week before Mr. Covey gave me a very severe whipping, cutting my back, causing the blood to run, and raising ridges on my flesh as large as my little finger.
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15  I have often been awakened at the dawn of day by the most heart-rending shrieks of an own aunt of mine, whom he used to tie up to a joist, and whip upon her naked back till she was literally covered with blood.
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16  I, of course, kept the vow I made after the fight with Mr. Covey, and struck back again, regardless of consequences; and while I kept them from combining, I succeeded very well; for I could whip the whole of them, taking them separately.
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17  He told me, with great solemnity, I must go back to Covey; but that before I went, I must go with him into another part of the woods, where there was a certain root, which, if I would take some of it with me, carrying it always on my right side, would render it impossible for Mr. Covey, or any other white man, to whip me.
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