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When Douglass went to live at Colonel Lloyd's plantation, he was awed by the splendor he saw.  Douglass heard that Lloyd owned approximately a thousand slaves, and he believes that this  estimate is probably accurate. Lloyd was especially renowned for his beautiful garden, which people  traveled many miles to view. Unfortunately, the garden had an abundance of tempting fruits which  were off-limits to the hungry slaves, who were whipped if they were caught stealing fruit. The crafty  colonel spread tar around the garden to catch thieves, and the mere evidence of tar on a slave was  sufficient grounds for a lashing. The colonel also had a stable of splendid horses, which he clearly  loved more than his slaves. The slaves who took care of the horses were frequently whipped for not  performing their duties to the colonel's precise demands.
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