Near the town they saw a black man in rags lying on the ground

Near the town they saw a black man in rags lying on the ground

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Unformatted text preview: Near the town they saw a black man in rags lying on the ground. His left leg and right hand were missing. Candide addressed him in Dutch and was told that he was waiting for his master, Mynheer Vanderdendur. Candide learned that this same master had punished the man by maiming him, as he did all servants or slaves who offended him. He recalled that his mother, when she sold him into slavery, assured him that he was making his parents' fortune. So far from doing so, he continued, he had only helped to increase his Dutch master's fortune. Dogs, monkeys, and parrots had a happier lot than the slaves. The Dutch "fetishes," as he called them, converted him to Christianity, assuring him every Sunday that white and black alike were the children of Adam. "You must admit that no one could treat his relatives more horribly," the man concluded.could treat his relatives more horribly," the man concluded....
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course ENGLISH 1001 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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