1 This plan worked well; the slaves became as fearful of tar as of the lash.
2 Scarcely a day passed, during the summer, but that some slave had to take the lash for stealing fruit.
3 Every moment they spent in that school, they were liable to be taken up, and given thirty-nine lashes.
4 This woman's back, for weeks, was kept literally raw, made so by the lash of this merciless, religious wretch.
5 I have frequently felt her head, and found it nearly covered with festering sores, caused by the lash of her cruel mistress.
6 Mr. Hopkins could always find something of this sort to justify the use of the lash, and he seldom failed to embrace such opportunities.
7 Upon this he rushed at me with the fierceness of a tiger, tore off my clothes, and lashed me till he had worn out his switches, cutting me so savagely as to leave the marks visible for a long time after.
8 I have known him to tie her up early in the morning, and whip her before breakfast; leave her, go to his store, return at dinner, and whip her again, cutting her in the places already made raw with his cruel lash.
9 I have seen Colonel Lloyd make old Barney, a man between fifty and sixty years of age, uncover his bald head, kneel down upon the cold, damp ground, and receive upon his naked and toil-worn shoulders more than thirty lashes at the time.
10 They regarded it as evidence of great confidence reposed in them by their overseers; and it was on this account, as well as a constant desire to be out of the field from under the driver's lash, that they esteemed it a high privilege, one worth careful living for.
11 She is ever disposed to find fault with them; they can seldom do any thing to please her; she is never better pleased than when she sees them under the lash, especially when she suspects her husband of showing to his mulatto children favors which he withholds from his black slaves.