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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
			
100          BIOGRAPHY OF A SLAVE.
the attack of any wild animal that should ap-
proach me. There I sat the rest of the long
night, unfriended, alone, forsaken,--a hunted
outcast.
          Man's inhumanity to man
          Makes countless thousands mourn."
  The condition in which I was now placed ren-
dered me indeed a pitiable object. I waited and
longed for morning to come; but the long, slow
minutes passed lazily along without regard to my
sufferings or wishes. After a long time, to me, I
heard a rooster crow, and the welcome sound
brought me to my feet in an instant. I started in
the direction of the sound, and approached warily.
Having walked a short distance I reached the
edge of the swamps, or rather a dry spot or oasis
in the swamp, and by the faint glimmer of day,
which was just breaking, I could see the outlines
of a house. The cock continued to crow, which
seemed to invite me to approach, and which I con-
strued into a good omen,-at least I really felt
good at the sight of the house, even though it
might contain those who would chain me and take
me back to my master.  I noticed that a public
road ran along close to the house; and after going
on the road, in approaching the house I was dis-
covered by a dog, belonging to the house, who




			
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