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1  The work was not only hard, but it was dangerous.
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2  Often I began work as early as four o'clock in the morning.
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3  Though I was a mere child, my stepfather put me and my brother at work in one of the furnaces.
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4  It was not long before I had to stop attending day-school altogether, and devote all of my time again to work.
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5  She snatched a few moments for our care in the early morning before her work began, and at night after the day's work was done.
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6  After a while I succeeded in making arrangements with the teacher to give me some lessons at night, after the day's work was done.
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7  This clock, of course, all the hundred or more workmen depended upon to regulate their hours of beginning and ending the day's work.
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8  In fact, the greater part of the education I secured in my boyhood was gathered through the night-school after my day's work was done.
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9  With few exceptions, the Negro youth must work harder and must perform his tasks even better than a white youth in order to secure recognition.
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10  One day, while at work in the coal-mine, I happened to overhear two miners talking about a great school for coloured people somewhere in Virginia.
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11  The schoolhouse was some distance from the furnace, and as I had to work till nine o'clock, and the school opened at nine, I found myself in a difficulty.
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12  After I had worked in the salt-furnace for some time, work was secured for me in a coal-mine which was operated mainly for the purpose of securing fuel for the salt-furnace.
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13  The disappointment was made all the more severe by reason of the fact that my place of work was where I could see the happy children passing to and from school mornings and afternoons.
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14  One reason for this was that any one who worked in a coal-mine was always unclean, at least while at work, and it was a very hard job to get one's skin clean after the day's work was over.
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15  I had been working in a salt-furnace for several months, and my stepfather had discovered that I had a financial value, and so, when the school opened, he decided that he could not spare me from my work.
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16  As soon as the coloured people found out that he could read, a newspaper was secured, and at the close of nearly every day's work this young man would be surrounded by a group of men and women who were anxious to hear him read the news contained in the papers.
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17  Finally I won, and was permitted to go to the school in the day for a few months, with the understanding that I was to rise early in the morning and work in the furnace till nine o'clock, and return immediately after school closed in the afternoon for at least two more hours of work.
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