When war was begun between the North and the South, every slave on our plantation felt and knew that, though other issues were discussed, the primal one was that of slavery.
On the plantation in Virginia, and even later, meals were gotten by the children very much as dumb animals get theirs.
The home plantation of Colonel Lloyd wore the appearance of a country village.
If any one wishes to be im- pressed with the soul-killing effects of slavery, let him go to Colonel Lloyd's plantation, and, on allow- ance-day, place himself in the deep pine woods, and there let him, in silence, analyze the sounds that shall pass through the chambers of his soul,--and if he is not thus impressed, it will only be because "there is no flesh in his obdurate heart.
Who would have thought that the overseer of my plantation
on the peninsula, to whom I lent two hundred francs, had genius?
As I had once done thus in my breaking away from my parents, so I could not be content now, but I must go and leave the happy view I had of being a rich and thriving man in my new plantation, only to pursue a rash and immoderate desire of rising faster than the nature of the thing admitted; and thus I cast myself down again into the deepest gulf of human misery that ever man fell into, or perhaps could be consistent with life and a state of health in the world.
You may suppose, that having now lived almost four years in the Brazils, and beginning to thrive and prosper very well upon my plantation, I had not only learned the language, but had contracted acquaintance and friendship among my fellow-planters, as well as among the merchants at St.
She told me she did not know exactly how it was ordered, but she had been told that my mother had left a sum of money, and had tied her plantation for the payment of it, to be made good to the daughter, if ever she could be heard of, either in England or elsewhere; and that the trust was left with this son, who was the person that we saw with his father.
The case was plain; he was bred a gentleman, and by consequence was not only unacquainted, but indolent, and when we did settle, would much rather go out into the woods with his gun, which they call there hunting, and which is the ordinary work of the Indians, and which they do as servants; I say, he would rather do that than attend the natural business of his plantation.
The great god, Mister Haggin, had raged up and down the plantation.
She had protected him like a lioness when the big puarka (which, in Jerry's vocabulary, along with grunts and squeals, was the combination of sound, or word, for "pig") had tried to devour him where he was cornered under the high-piled plantation house.
He drew a long breath when he saw that the bungalow and the plantation
were still uninjured, for he knew something of Moti Guj's temper, and reported himself with many lies and salaams.
These two colored men were the two principal hands on the plantation
The English lived in the north-east part, where Will Atkins and his comrades began, and came on southward and south- west, towards the back part of the Spaniards; and every plantation
had a great addition of land to take in, if they found occasion, so that they need not jostle one another for want of room.
He roused himself to order the great bell to be rung as a signal for the plantation
hands to cease work and go to their barracks.