1 It was associated in their minds with greatness.
2 Their minds had been starved by their cruel masters.
3 He said he had a great mind to give me a severe whipping.
4 In this state of mind, he prayed with more than ordinary spirit.
5 While in this state of mind, I was eager to hear any one speak of slavery.
6 I made no effort to comply, having now made up my mind to let him do his worst.
7 The fact that he gave me any part of my wages was proof, to my mind, that he believed me entitled to the whole of them.
8 This state of mind, however, very soon subsided; and I was again seized with a feeling of great insecurity and loneliness.
9 Every thing depended upon the looks of the horses, and the state of Colonel Lloyd's own mind when his horses were brought to him for use.
10 They gave tongue to interesting thoughts of my own soul, which had frequently flashed through my mind, and died away for want of utterance.
11 I have known him to cut and slash the women's heads so horribly, that even master would be enraged at his cruelty, and would threaten to whip him if he did not mind himself.
12 I therefore, though with great prudence, commenced early to ascertain their views and feelings in regard to their condition, and to imbue their minds with thoughts of freedom.
13 If a slave ran away and succeeded in getting clear, or if a slave killed his master, set fire to a barn, or did any thing very wrong in the mind of a slaveholder, it was spoken of as the fruit of abolition.
14 I have sometimes thought that the mere hearing of those songs would do more to impress some minds with the horrible character of slavery, than the reading of whole volumes of philosophy on the subject could do.
15 It would afford me great pleasure indeed, as well as materially add to the interest of my narrative, were I at liberty to gratify a curiosity, which I know exists in the minds of many, by an accurate statement of all the facts pertaining to my most fortunate escape.