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In the course of his Narrative, he relates two in- stances of murderous cruelty,--in one of which a planter deliberately shot a slave belonging to a neigh- boring plantation, who had unintentionally gotten within his lordly domain in quest of fish; and in the other, an overseer blew out the brains of a slave who had fled to a stream of water to escape a bloody scourging.
Clare, "that all the overseers and masters had tried their hands on in vain.
Besides all, he had an overseer,--great, tall, slab-sided, two-fisted renegade son of Vermont--(begging your pardon),--who had gone through a regular apprenticeship in hardness and brutality and taken his degree to be admitted to practice.
Nobody could do anything with him; and he was sold round from overseer to overseer, till at last Alfred bought him, because he thought he could manage him.
I can't imagine that he was a very satisfactory overseer," I said, smiling.
Who would have thought that the overseer of my plantation on the peninsula, to whom I lent two hundred francs, had genius?
God be thanked," thought the overseer, "the storm has blown over
The prince turned round to the overseer and fixed his eyes on him, frowning.
and lifting his stick he swung it and would have hit Alpatych, the overseer, had not the latter instinctively avoided the blow.
Long at fust my marster say de good word for me to de overseer, but dat 'uz bad for me; for de mistis she fine it out, en arter dat I jist ketched it at every turn--dey warn't no mercy for me no mo'.
bout ten year ole dat 'uz good to me, en hadn't no mammy, po' thing, en I loved her en she loved me; en she come out whah I uz' workin' en she had a roasted tater, en tried to slip it to me-- robbin' herself, you see, 'ca'se she knowed de overseer didn't give me enough to eat--en he ketched her at it, en giver her a lick acrost de back wid his stick, which 'uz as thick as a broom handle, en she drop' screamin' on de groun', en squirmin' en wallerin' aroun' in de dust like a spider dat's got crippled.
She grinned cheerfully at us as she made a curtesy, and the overseer remarked that she had just been back to the house and had a baby.