1 Every opportunity I got, I used to read this book.
2 He would read his hymn, and nod at me to commence.
3 I read them over and over again with unabated interest.
4 During this time, I succeeded in learning to read and write.
5 The more I read, the more I was led to abhor and detest my enslavers.
6 As I writhed under it, I would at times feel that learning to read had been a curse rather than a blessing.
7 I agreed to do so, and accordingly devoted my Sundays to teaching these my loved fellow-slaves how to read.
8 With their kindly aid, obtained at different times and in different places, I finally succeeded in learning to read.
9 In learning to read, I owe almost as much to the bitter opposition of my master, as to the kindly aid of my mistress.
10 Some of the slaves of the neighboring farms found what was going on, and also availed themselves of this little opportunity to learn to read.
11 It gave me the best assurance that I might rely with the utmost confidence on the results which, he said, would flow from teaching me to read.
12 Henry and John were quite intelligent, and in a very little while after I went there, I succeeded in creating in them a strong desire to learn how to read.
13 Though conscious of the difficulty of learning without a teacher, I set out with high hope, and a fixed purpose, at whatever cost of trouble, to learn how to read.
14 While I lived with my master in St. Michael's, there was a white young man, a Mr. Wilson, who proposed to keep a Sabbath school for the instruction of such slaves as might be disposed to learn to read the New Testament.
15 Just at this point of my progress, Mr. Auld found out what was going on, and at once forbade Mrs. Auld to instruct me further, telling her, among other things, that it was unlawful, as well as unsafe, to teach a slave to read.
16 That which to him was a great evil, to be carefully shunned, was to me a great good, to be diligently sought; and the argument which he so warmly urged, against my learning to read, only served to inspire me with a desire and determination to learn.
17 It was necessary to keep our religious masters at St. Michael's unacquainted with the fact, that, instead of spending the Sabbath in wrestling, boxing, and drinking whisky, we were trying to learn how to read the will of God; for they had much rather see us engaged in those degrading sports, than to see us behaving like intellectual, moral, and accountable beings.
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