s about certain matters, and they are not, by any means, complimentary to the white man. He says: It jis' ‘pears to me dat Adam was a black man, sah, an‘ de Lord he scar him till he got white, cos he was a sinner, sah.
Tom, you scoundrel, how darethat way?
‘Pears to me dat way; hab to tell de truf, sah; dat's my min‘. Men was ‘riginally black; but de Lord he scare Adam till he got white; dat's de reasonable supposition, sah. Do a man's har git black when he scared, sah?
No, sah, it gits we Lord he rode into de garden in chariot of fire, sah, robed wid de lightnin‘, sah, thunder bolt in his han‘, an‘ he cried Adam, in de voice of a airthquake, sah, an‘ de ‘fee on Adam was powerful, sah. Dat's my min‘, sah.
And so Tom goes on his way,Adam was powerful, sah. Dat's my min‘, sah.
And so Tom goes on his way, confident that the first man was black, and that another white man has been vanquished in argument.
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