Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - this cruelty like I...

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Ryan Wisneski September 10, 2009 AML2600 Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl I can’t take this anymore. I should not have to stay here and take the cruelty that Dr. Flint shows me each day because of my fair complexion. Never have I resented such attention bestowed upon me until these times. I wasn’t even supposed to be a slave anymore. Mother’s kind mistress promised her before she died, when I was just six that her children should never suffer for anything; she promised her we would be set free when she died. Why did that not happen? It doesn’t matter now. All I know is, I need to get out of here before Dr. Flint sells my two children. I have to do what is best for me and my kin. They should not have to put up with
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Unformatted text preview: this cruelty like I have endured. Especially Ellen, cursed she will be for the great beauty God bestowed upon her. I cannot stay and let my children go through the same hardships that I have been brought up in. I have condemned my children by bringing them into this world as slaves. If I can just find freedom I will be able to buy Benjamin and Ellen and give them the life they deserve, a life free from slavery. I have to do this for my family, for my late mother, for my grandmother that she may she her child be free, and for myself. I need to leave now, I will not rise at dawn for another day under the shackles of slavery. Tonight is the night I claim my freedom!...
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