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   We had to git up at 3 A.M. in the morning, then we carried our breakfast to   the field. It was a all right breakfast though ——fried meat and bread.   When we was working far from the house, we carried our dinner too, but if we   was close by, they blowed the horn.

  We didn’t raise no chickens. What use did niggers have for chickens? Old Miss   raised them; she had about fifteen head o’ turkeys and twenty head o’ geese.  

  Overseers was pretty tight, – so tight that Old Master would tell them to   stop, that they was being too tight. Some of the niggers would run away off in   the woods. Old Master had a woman, Nancy, that stayed in the woods three   years.

  I don’t know why they didn’t catch her because there was certain men that   raised ‘nigger dogs’, — they could follow a nigger’s tracks. But they used   them on white folks too.

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