dark brow was the mind of a man, and within that slave's bosom beat a brother's heart.
I could have embraced him as my father.
Now, massa, said he, as we were about to separate until all true friends shall meet in heaven, now do jis as I tells you, and you'll git away.
You keep dis pine-ridge straight on through massa's plantation for five mile. Dis ridge goes clean to de coast.
It's ‘bout three hundred mile to de coast by de Ocmulgee river.
The Ocmulgee flows into de Altamaha, and Darien is at de mouth of de Altamaha, and you'll find lots of de Yankees dar.
The old man understood the times.
His knowledge of the war, with all its recent and important movements, was thorough and accurate, although he was careful and somewhat reticent, even in his communications to us. In order to test his professed knowledge of us, and to ascertain all we could relative to our pursuers, we plied him with various questions.
Well, uncle, said we, I suppose you know we are running from th