The Heroic Slave
Madison Washington was a slave, a runaway slave, that is. He had tried to runaway but his master had caught him and given him forty lashes. As he is in a deep mood of sorrow, he talks to himself in the woods and makes a moving and touching speech. A nearby white man, who is going up to Ohio, hears him, and from then on, vows to be an abolitionist.
Five years later, the man, Mr. Listwell, and his wife were sitting in their living room at the dead of ni...
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