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Twelve Years a SlaveNarrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853$
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Solomon Northup and David Wilson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780807869437

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807869444_northup

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Twelve Years a Slave

Solomon Northup

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter focuses on the time when Bass, just at night-fall, came riding into the yard. Epps ordered one of the slaves to take charge of his horse, and with much talk and laughter they passed into the house together; not, however, until Bass had looked at the author significantly, as much as to say, “Keep dark, we understand each other.” It was ten o'clock at night before the labors of the day were performed, when the author entered the cabin. At that time Uncle Abram and Bob occupied it with him. The author laid down upon his board and feigned sleep. When his companions had fallen into a profound slumber, he moved stealthily out of the door, and watched, and listened attentively for some sign or sound from Bass.

Keywords:   Bass, Epps, slaves, Uncle Abram, Bob

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