“De onliest time I was ever whipped was fer slippin’ off to dances. I did enjie gettin’ off to ’em. Sometimes dey would give me a pass an’ again dey wouldn’t. Den I would slip off an’ sometimes get cotched up with. I’d tell ’em I was gwine down to Ma’s cabin. I had to git back in Marse’s house, dat made it easy fer ’em to cotch up wid me. Ole Missus done de whuppin’.
“On Sunday us went to church at de white folks meetin’ house. At other times us would git together an’ have worship amongst our selves. Den us could sing our songs and shout an’ sho’ ‘nuf’ enjie a good meetin’.