The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom by William and Ellen Craft:|
while their mammies were working in the field."
When the sale was over, then came the separa-
"O, deep was the anguish of that slave mother's heart,
When called from her darlings for ever to part;
The poor mourning mother of reason bereft,
Soon ended her sorrows, and sank cold in death."
Antoinette, the flower of the family, a girl who
was much beloved by all who knew her, for her
Christ-like piety, dignity of manner, as well as her
great talents and extreme beauty, was bought by
Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom