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1  Colonel Lloyd could not brook any contradiction from a slave.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
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2  He would at times seem to take great pleasure in whipping a slave.
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3  I do not remember to have ever met a slave who could tell of his birthday.
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4  To all these complaints, no matter how unjust, the slave must answer never a word.
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5  When he spoke, a slave must stand, listen, and tremble; and such was literally the case.
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6  I did not, when a slave, understand the deep meaning of those rude and apparently incoherent songs.
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7  Scarcely a day passed, during the summer, but that some slave had to take the lash for stealing fruit.
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8  The allowance of the slave children was given to their mothers, or the old women having the care of them.
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9  He deemed all such inquiries on the part of a slave improper and impertinent, and evidence of a restless spirit.
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10  The songs of the slave represent the sorrows of his heart; and he is relieved by them, only as an aching heart is relieved by its tears.
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11  He was one of those who could torture the slightest look, word, or gesture, on the part of the slave, into impudence, and would treat it accordingly.
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12  The colonel, after ascertaining where the slave belonged, rode on; the man also went on about his business, not dreaming that he had been conversing with his master.
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13  A representative could not be prouder of his election to a seat in the American Congress, than a slave on one of the out-farms would be of his election to do errands at the Great House Farm.
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14  The singing of a man cast away upon a desolate island might be as appropriately considered as evidence of contentment and happiness, as the singing of a slave; the songs of the one and of the other are prompted by the same emotion.
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15  The last and most successful one was that of tarring his fence all around; after which, if a slave was caught with any tar upon his person, it was deemed sufficient proof that he had either been into the garden, or had tried to get in.
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16  If a slave was convicted of any high misdemeanor, became unmanageable, or evinced a determination to run away, he was brought immediately here, severely whipped, put on board the sloop, carried to Baltimore, and sold to Austin Woolfolk, or some other slave-trader, as a warning to the slaves remaining.
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17  I have been frequently asked, when a slave, if I had a kind master, and do not remember ever to have given a negative answer; nor did I, in pursuing this course, consider myself as uttering what was absolutely false; for I always measured the kindness of my master by the standard of kindness set up among slaveholders around us.
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