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Narrative of the Life of J.D. Green, a Runaway Slave, from Kentucky

Containing an Account of His Three Escapes, in 1839, 1846, and 1848

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Author: Jacob D. Green
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,481 / 64 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.6
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 584
Added to site: 2005.02.22 9688
Genre: Biography

ields it would so chafe the sores that they would break and run, and the hot sun over me would bake the shirt fast to my back, and for four weeks I wore that shirt, unable to pull it off, and when I did pull it off it brought with it much of my flesh, leaving my back perfectly raw. Some time after this my master found out the truth about the pistol, and when I saw that he did not offer me any apology for the beating he had given me, and the lie he had made me confess, I went to him and said--now, master, you see that you beat me unjustly about that pistol, and made me confess to a lie--but all the consolation I got was--clear out, you black rascal; I never struck a blow amiss in my life, except when I struck at you and happened to miss you; there are plenty of other crimes you have committed and did not let me catch you at them, so that flogging will do for the lot.

Master had an old negro in the family called Uncle Reuben. This good old man and his wife were very good friends of my mother's, and before sh



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