- It has declared that in Washington, in that city which takes its name from the father of American liberty, any justice of the peace may bind with fetters any negro
passing down the street and thrust him into jail: no offence on the black man's part is necessary.
To teach the Negro
to read, whether English, or Greek, or Hebrew, butters no parsnips.
Some of you gentlemen going to play for me this evening?' It was the soft, amiable Negro
voice, like those I remembered from early childhood, with the note of docile subservience in it.
My design in this was to make the river Gambia or Senegal, that is to say anywhere about the Cape de Verde, where I was in hopes to meet with some European ship; and if I did not, I knew not what course I had to take, but to seek for the islands, or perish there among the negroes
. I knew that all the ships from Europe, which sailed either to the coast of Guinea or to Brazil, or to the East Indies, made this cape, or those islands; and, in a word, I put the whole of my fortune upon this single point, either that I must meet with some ship or must perish.
“And well they may say so, Aggy,” cried Richard, leaving the buck and walking up to the negro
with the air of a man who has new interest awakened within him, “I think I may say, without bragging, that it is the handsomest and the most scientific country church in America.
The explosion was soon explained by the apparition of an old negro
's bald head thrust in at the door, his white goggle eyes contrasting with his jetty poll, which was wet with rain, and shone like a bottle.
-- The Beagle sailed from Maldonado, and on August the 3rd she arrived off the mouth of the Rio Negro
. This is the principal river on the whole line of coast between the Strait of Magellan and the Plata.
But had Stubb really abandoned the poor little negro
to his fate?
They left everything--household goods, clothing, provisions, the horses in the stable, the cows in the field, the negroes
in the quarters--all as it stood; nothing was missing-- except a man, a woman, three girls, a boy and a babe!
One side of the card was blank; on the other was written in ink three words, "The Green Door." And then Rudolf saw, three steps in front of him, a man throw down the card the negro
had given him as he passed.
On frosty nights the humane Negro
prowler would warm the end of the plank and put it up under the cold claws of chickens roosting in a tree; a drowsy hen would step on to the comfortable board, softly clucking her gratitude, and the prowler would dump her into his bag, and later into his stomach, perfectly sure that in taking this trifle from the man who daily robbed him of an inestimable treasure--his liberty--he was not committing any sin that God would remember against him in the Last Great Day.
In these excursions he was usually accompanied by an old negro
, called Jupiter, who had been manumitted before the reverses of the family, but who could be induced, neither by threats nor by promises, to abandon what he considered his right of attendance upon the footsteps of his young "Massa Will." It is not improbable that the relatives of Legrand, conceiving him to be somewhat unsettled in intellect, had contrived to instil this obstinacy into Jupiter, with a view to the supervision and guardianship of the wanderer.