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But I now entered on my fifteenth year - a sad epoch in the life of a slave girl. My master began to whisper foul words in my ear. Young as I was, I could not remain ignorant of their import
I would rather drudge out my life on a cotton plantation, till the grave opened to give me rest, than to live with an unprincipled master and a jealous mistress.
Every where the years bring to all enough of sin and sorrow; but in slavery the very dawn of life is darkened by these shadows
The war of my life had begun; and though one of God's most powerless creatures, I resolved never to be conquered.
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