Olaudah Equiano Andrew Ortiz Mr.Haws C.P. English 6 October, 2017
"The first object which saluted my eyes when i arrived on the coast was the sea,and a slave ship, which was then riding at an anchor, waiting for its cargo".
"When i looked around the ship and saw a large furnace of copper boiling, and a multitude of black people of every description chained together, everyone their countenances expressing dejection and sorrow, I no longer doubted my fate ; and quite over powered with horror and anguish, i fell motionless on the deck and fainted".
"One white man in particular i saw, when we were permitted on deck, flogged so unmercifully with a large rope near near the foremast, that he died in consequence of it; and they tossed him over the side as they would have done a brute".
"During our passage i first saw flying fish, which surprised me very much: they used frequently fly across the ship, and many of them fell the deck".