The Slave Trade

The Slave Trade

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  • Mary and John are a couple both from different plantations.
  • Oh John, I love you so much . I want to spend my life with you. 
  • Mary,  I feel the same way. If only there was a way for us to get married legally.
  • I am pregnant now, so I expect to be moving in with you.
  • Yes, yes,  come live with me and when the child is born, we will get married. I will find a way for us to get married. I will see you later  tonight my love.
  • Later that night . .  .
  • My master does not  know I have come out.
  • Neither does mine, he  believes we all went to the quarters.
  • No  John! You can not leave! There has to be another choice.
  • Mary! I have been sold to a plantation in the deep the south.
  • Oh, I must give in. I depend on him for my well being.
  • John  has left, and Mary is tending to her master.
  • Um, er, uh, sir, I no uhh
  • Now Mary, would you like to do me a favor? 
  • John is able to reunite with his grandparents at the plantation he is moved to. As for Mary, she and John will never meet and their child will die at a young age.
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