Equiano was flogged by his "owners" for refusing the food they offered.
"One white man in particular i saw, when we were permitted to be on deck, flogged so unmercifully with a large rope near the foremast, that he died in consequence of it; and they tossed him over the side as they would have done a brute" (Equiano 4).
The Quadrant as well as the flying fish amazed Equiano as one day the mariners on board let him look through the quadrant which made him believe he was in a different world, "The clouds appeared to me to be land, which disappeared as they passed along. This hieghtened my wonder; and i was now more persuaded than ever that i was in another world, and everything about me was magic" (Equiano 8).
When Equiano finally reached land where they would stay to work as slaves he saw for the first time a horse and tall brick houses as well as other country men from where he is from speaking all kinds of languages
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