him aside, and went up to the chamber, where he found Levin
with his hands tied, and guarded by five or six men. ‘What are you going to do with this man?’
said he. The words were scarcely out of his mouth, before they seized him violently and pitched him out of the chamber window.
He fell upon empty casks, and his mind was so excited, that he was not aware of being hurt.
There was no time to be lost; for unless there was an immediate rescue, the man would be forced on board the sloop and carried off. As soon as he could get upon his feet, he went round again to the front door and ascended the stairs; but the door of the chamber was locked.
He then returned to the back yard, mounted upon the pent-house, by means of a high board fence, and clambered into the window of a chamber, that opened into the room where the slave was. He entered with an open penknife in his hand, exclaiming, ‘Let us see if you will get me out so soon again!’
Speaking thus, he instantly cut the cords that bound the slave, and called out, ‘Follow me!’
He rushed down stairs as fast as he could go, and the slave after him. The guard were utterly astonished at seeing the man return, whom they had just tossed out of an upper window, and the whole thing was done so suddenly, that Friend Hopper
and the liberated captive were in the street before they had time to recover their wits.