told her that when she reached her destination he would send her some “mo.” After putting her in charge of some kind people, evidently representatives of the underground line, they had parted, according to her description of the incident, in an affecting way. “He kissed me and I cried,” was her simple statement. Notwithstanding the boasted superiority of one race over another, human nature seems to be very much the same, whether we read it in a white face or in a black one. The little girlish mother was very much alarmed for the safety of her boy and herself when we began our journey, wanting to get out and conceal herself whenever we heard any one on the road. After several detentions from that cause, the weary creature stretched herself upon the hay beside her sleeping infant and almost immediately fell into a heavy slumber. She could stand the strain no longer. I drew the buffalo-robe over the two sleepers, and there they rested in blissful unconsciousness until the journey was ended. Half-way between the termini of my route was a village in which lived a constable who was suspected of being in the employ of the slave-owners. It was thought advisable that I should avoid that village by taking a roundabout road. That I did, although it added an extra half to my trip. The result was that the sun was just peeping over the eastern hills, as I reached a set of bars showing an entrance into a pasture lot on one side of the highway. Removing the bars, I drove into the field, and passing over a ridge that hid it from the road, I stopped in front of a log cabin that had every
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Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 : Theodore Roosevelt and the Abolitionists
Chapter 2 : the Abolitionists — who and what they were
Chapter 4 : pro-slavery prejudice
Chapter 6 : Anti-slavery pioneers
Chapter 10 : wanted, an Anti- slavery society
Chapter 18 : Lincoln and Emancipation
Chapter 20 : Missouri
Chapter 21 : Missouri -continued
Chapter 22 : some Abolition leaders
Chapter 23 : Rolls of honor
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