Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano

Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano

Author:Olaudah Equiano [Equiano, Olaudah]
Language: eng
Format: epub
Tags: Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs, General, Historical, History
ISBN: 9781406524925
Publisher: Dodo Press
Published: 2007-05-14T23:00:00+00:00

Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a little thereof.

In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men.

Job iv. 12, 13.

Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,

To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

Job xxxiii. 29, 30.

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The author's disgust at the West Indies—Forms schemes to obtain his freedom—Ludicrous disappointment he and his Captain meet with in Georgia—At last, by several successful voyages, he acquires a sum of money sufficient to purchase it—Applies to his master, who accepts it, and grants his manumission, to his great joy—He afterwards enters as a freeman on board one of Mr. King's ships, and sails for Georgia—Impositions on free negroes as usual—His venture of turkies—Sails for Montserrat, and on his passage his friend, the Captain, falls ill and dies.


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