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In closing I wish to thank all the wonderful people who were at Miss Jane's house through those long months of interviewing her, because this is not only Miss Jane's autobiography, it is theirs as well. (Introduction)

If I ain’t nothing but trouble, you ain’t nothing but Nothing. (Book 1: The War Years – Freedom)

He probably rides for many reasons. That's man's way. To prove something. Day in, day out he must prove he is a man. Poor fool. (Book 2: Reconstruction – Man’s Way)

If not the horse, then the lion, if not the lion, then the woman, if not the woman, then the war, then the politic, then the whiskey. Man must always search somewhere to prove himself. He don’t know everything is already inside him. (Book 2: Reconstruction – Man’s Way)

But if you must die, let me ask you this: wouldn’t you rather die saying I’m a man than to die saying I’m a contented slave? (Book 2: Reconstruction – The Sermon at the River)

His eyes said... (Book 2: Reconstruction – The Sermon at the River)

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