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"I asked them if we were not to be eaten by those white men with horrible looks, red faces, and long hair." Gustavus Vassa upon arrival at the slave ship, Chapter II, Page 57

"When you make men slaves, you deprive them of half their virtue, you set them, in your own conduct, an example of fraud, rapine, and cruelty, and compel them to live with you in a state of war; and yet you complain that they are not honest and faithful!" Gustavus Vassa, Chapter V, Page 117

"A seraskier, or officer, took a liking to me here, and wanted me to stay, offering me two wives. But I refused the temptation, thinking one was as much as some could manage, and more than others would venture on." Gustavus Vassa, Chapter IX, Page 175

"I was made quite a pet by Miss Betsey, and loved her very much. She used...

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