"The whole six months afterwards that I spent with Mr. Covey, he never laid the weight of his finger upon me in anger (Excerpt 4-pg. 14).
"Sunday was my only leisure time. I spent this in a sort of beast-like stupor, between sleep and wake, under some large tree (Excerpt 4-pg. 4).
."I have often been awakened at the dawn of day by the most heart-rending shrieks of an own aunt of mine, whom he used to tie up to a joist, and whip upon her naked back till she was literally covered with blood (Excerpt 1-pg. 7)
"This battle with Mr. Covey was the turning-point in my career as a slave. It rekindled the few expiring embers of freedom, and revived within me a sense of my own manhood (Excerpt 4-pg. 15).