Untitled
One day, when we had a smooth sea and moderate wind, two of my wearied countrymen who were chained together (I was near them at the time), preferring death to such a life of misery, somehow made through the nettings and jumped into the sea: immediately another quite dejected fellow, who, on account of his illness, was suffered to be out of irons, also followed their example; and I believe many more would very soon have done the same if they had not been prevented by the ship’s crew, who were instantly alarmed. Those of us that were the most active were in a moment put down under the deck, and there was such a noise and confusion amongst the people of the ship as I never heard before, to stop her, and get the boat out to go after the slaves. However two of the wretches were drowned, but they got the other, and afterwards flogged him unmercifully for thus attempting to prefer death to slavery
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
  1. roropcoldchain reblogged this from navigatethestream
  2. dangercupcakemurdericing reblogged this from strugglingtobeheard
  3. henanau reblogged this from navigatethestream
  4. afreketemaster reblogged this from navigatethestream
  5. navigatethestream reblogged this from strugglingtobeheard
  6. beautysnaked reblogged this from strugglingtobeheard
  7. fatblacksnatch reblogged this from howtobeterrell
  8. floralcrow reblogged this from hardhatpartycat
  9. medeaismyfavourite reblogged this from howtobeterrell
  10. supremeth0t reblogged this from howtobeterrell
  11. hardhatpartycat reblogged this from howtobeterrell
  12. officialsmokescreen reblogged this from strugglingtobeheard
  13. strugglingtobeheard reblogged this from howtobeterrell
  14. howtobeterrell reblogged this from luc-blakes-commonplacebook
  15. howillisthis reblogged this from luc-blakes-commonplacebook
  16. luc-blakes-commonplacebook posted this