10 SLAVE LIFE IN GEORGIA.
parties to watch us. We collected a lot of dried
sticks, and made a fire, in which the women baked
some Johnny-cake which they made from our
allowance of corn. When we had supped, we
raked together the leaves into heaps, under the
trees, and laid down upon them, covering our¬
selves with whatever blanketing we could muster.
The children slept in the waggon.
At day-break we started afresh, and continued
our journey until noon, when we stopped to eat.
We had baked sufficient Johnny-cake over night,
for the mid-day meal next day, so we were not
long refreshing. To encourage us to make good
speed, we were promised a feast of boiled black-
eyed peas and bacon-rinds as soon as we got to
Northampton, and some of us got a cut with the
whip. Any how, we reached James Davis' that
afternoon, at about four o'clock. We had our
peas and bacon-rinds, and some hard cider was
served out to us into the bargain. I remember
it very well, for it gave me a very violent
cholic. After supper we were driven to our
And here I may as well tell what kind of a
man our new master was. He was of small sta¬
ture, and thin, but very strong. He had sandy