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CONTENTS. PseaE. CHAPTER L-ON THE RoAD.-Arrival at Georgetown.-The Village Inn.-Nocturnal Adventures.-My African Driver.- His Strange History-Genuine Negro Songs.-Arrival at Bucksville . ............................................ 10 CHAPTER II.-WAYSiDE HOSPITALITY.-A Strange Meeting. -A Well Ordered Plantation.-A Thunder-storm.-A New Guest.-The Hidden Springs of Secession Exposed.-On the Way Again.-Intelligence of the Negro.-Renconter with a Secessionist ........................................... 30 CHAPTER III.-CROSSING THE Ruxe. - The Black Declines His Freedomn-His Reasons for so Doing.-A "native " Abo- litionist.-Swimming the Run.-Black Spirits and White.- Shelter ...............................................566 CHAPTER IV.-PooR WHiTEs.-The Mills House-South Car- olina Clay-Eaters.-Political Discussion.-President Lincoln a Negro.-" Three in a Bed and one in the Middle."-250 re- ward.-A Secret League .................................. 69 CHAPTER V.-ON THE PLANTATION.-The Planter's Dwelling. -His House-Keeper.-The Process of Turpentine Making. -Loss to Carolina by Secession.-The Dying Boy.-The Story of Jim.-A Northern Man with Southern Principles.-Sam Murdered.-Pursuit of the Overseer ...................... 94 CHAPTER VI-THE PLANTERS FnrnY.-The old Nurse.- Her Story.-A White Slave-Woman's Opinion of Slavery.- The Stables.-The Negro-Quarters.-Sunday Exercises.-The Taking of Moye ......................................... 127 CHAPTER VII-PLANTATION Discup'rsE.-The " Ole Cabin." -The Mode of Negro Punishment.-The " Thumb-Screw."- A Ministering AngeL-A Negro TriaL-A Rebellion.-A Tur- pentine Dealer-A Boston Dray on its Travels ............. 150 CHAPTER VIII.-THE NEGRO HUNTER-Young Democrats.- Political Discussion.-Startling Statistics.-A Freed Negro... 169