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Biography of a Slave; Being the Experiences of Rev. Charles Thompson, a Preacher of the United Brethren Church, While a Slave in the South
			
                CHAPTER III.

Caught, Tried, and Taken Back Home to James Wil-
  son--My Mistress Saves me from Being Whipped--
  I go to the Railroad and Work one Month Precisely--
  Go Back Home--Wilson Surprised--Left the Railroad
  at 3 o'clock A. M.--Did not Want to Disturb Lead-
  bitter's rest--Sent to Memphis with a Load of Cotton
  -Afraid of the Slave-pens and Slave-auction--Start
  for Home--Not Sold--Pray, Sing, and Shout--Get
  Home and Ordered to Hire myself out.
  The peculiar feelings one has who is a "run-
away" are indescribable.   I felt every bit an
outcast, and was frightened by the least noise
or the sight of any person, and the yelp of a
hound was terror to me.  I skulked and hid
in the woods all day until night, when I con-
cluded to go to town, get something to eat,
and make my arrangements for the future.
  When the "boy," who was sent by Wilson
with me, returned and repeated to him my
words, vengeancec was sworn against me, and the
hounds were turned loose for immediate chase.
I went to the town of Pontotoc, and while
there refreshing myself in a cabin I heard




			
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