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"I was worn out from talking to him and seeing him, and for the first time-perhaps it was my hunger or the cold or a combination of both, or my general frustration about prayer-I felt my dislike of him begin to dominate my better nature, my equanimity." Part 1, pg. 12

"'The point is that you are animate chattel and animate chattel is capable of craft and connivery and wily stealth. You ain't a wagon, Reverend, but chattel that possesses moral choice and spiritual volition. Remember that well. Because that's how come the law provides that animate chattel like you can be tried for a felony, and that's how come you're goin' to be tried next Sattidy.'

He paused, then said softly without emotion: 'And hung by the neck until dead.'" Part 1, pp. 21-22

"'Dad-burned mealy-mouthed abolitionists say we don't show justice. Well, we do. Justice! That's how come...

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