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  1. Nov 2017
    1. “To Canada

      Her husband is planning to be a runaway.

    2. I tell you, Eliza, that a sword will pierce through your soul for every good and pleasant thing your child is or has; it will make him worth too much for you to keep.”

      All the good things about the boy make him a valuable asset in the slave market.

    3. quadroon

      one quarter black

    4. reasonable

      Reasonable slavery....

    5. I understand, perfectly

      I don't think he understands at all actually.

    6. ommenced toning a psalm tune through his nose,

      The author has a way of telling instead of showing...

    7. Ah, master trusted me, and I couldn’t

      This is a trade, a very capable slave for some unpaid debts. This also shows us the character of Tom, he's either very noble, or completely brainwashed.

    8. shall induce us to transcribe.

      Breaking the fourth wall in the second paragraph

    9. to come under the species

      He's of a lower class, barely human, scraping towards some sort of societal status update

  2. Sep 2017
    1. Sabbath-day-morning

      Apparently everything happens on Sabbath day-which adds more emphasis on how the natives are savages

    1. There was a squaw who spake to me to make a shirt for her sannup, for which she gave me a piece of bear

      She is being made to use her skills, not exactly what she wants to do in her life, but it helps her in these circumstances especially being able to eat, and trade for a bit of food.

    2. King Philip.
    1. One of the Indians that came from Medfield fight, had brought some plunder, came to me, and asked me, if I would have a Bible, he had got one in his basket. I was glad of it, and asked him, whether he thought the Indians would let me read? He answered, yes.

      Maybe a glimpse of hope for the future? She is allowed to see one of her remaining children, as well as being able to worship/read in her own religious text.

    2. There I left that child in the wilderness, and must commit it, and myself also in this wilderness condition, to Him who is above all.

      Accepting herself now, as part of the wilderness itself. Grieving for her lost child, and grieving for her own life that has become so desolate.

    3. I then remembered how careless I had been of God’s holy time; how many Sabbaths I had lost and misspent, and how evilly I had walked in God’s sight; which lay so close unto my spirit, that it was easy for me to see how righteous it was with God to cut off the thread of my life and cast me out of His presence forever

      Repentance. Accepted her mistreated as God's punishment upon her unholy head.

    1. English have fallen into their hands.

      When the English fall into the hands of those that they wish to conquer, kill, and exploit for resources? Can she really blame the natives for being a bit brutal and cruel?