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The Project Gutenberg EBook of A Child's Anti-Slavery Book, by Various This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: A Child's Anti-Slavery Book Containing a Few Words About American Slave Children and Stories of Slave-Life. Author: Various Release Date: December 15, 2003 [EBook #10464] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK A CHILD'S ANTI-SLAVERY BOOK *** Produced by Audrey Longhurst and PG Distributed Proofreaders. [Illustration: A SLAVE FATHER SOLD AWAY FROM HIS FAMILY.] THE CHILD'S ANTI-SLAVERY BOOK CONTAINING A Few Words about American Slave Children. AND STORIES OF SLAVE-LIFE. TEN ILLUSTRATIONS. CONTENTS. A FEW WORDS ABOUT AMERICAN SLAVE CHILDREN LITTLE LEWIS--THE STORY OF A SLAVE BOY MARK AND HASTY AUNT JUDY'S STORY--A STORY FROM REAL LIFE ME NEBER GIVE IT UP Illustrations. A SLAVE FATHER SOLD AWAY FROM HIS FAMILY. LITTLE LEWIS SOLD. WHIPPING A SLAVE. HUNTING RUNAWAY SLAVES. HASTY'S GRIEF. AUNT JUDY'S HUSBAND CAPTURED. HANDCUFFING JUDY'S HUSBAND. WAITING TO BE SOLD. AUNT JUDY. "ME NEBER GIB IT UP!" A FEW WORDS ABOUT AMERICAN SLAVE CHILDREN. Children, you are free and happy. Kind parents watch over you with loving eyes; patient teachers instruct you from the beautiful pages of the printed book; benign laws, protect you from violence, and prevent the strong arms of wicked people from hurting you; the blessed Bible is in your hands; when you become men and women you will have full liberty to earn your living, to go, to come, to seek pleasure or profit in any way that you may choose, so long as you do not meddle with the rights of other people; in one word, _you are free children_! Thank God! thank God! my children, for this precious gift. Count it dearer than life. Ask the great God who made you free to teach you to prefer death to the loss of liberty. But are all the children in America free like you? No, no! I am sorry to tell you that hundreds of thousands of American children are _slaves_. Though born beneath the same sun and on the same soil, with the same natural right to freedom as yourselves, they are neverth
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