house, and said: "Mer people, let me tell you. Dese buckra hab
der school in dey hand, en don't intend to let our child'en git larn¬
ing. Dey liben off our labor 'cause we is poor and ignant, en they
want to keep our childen poor and ignant so that they childen may
lib off our childen as dey libin' off we. En mens, we must not leab
our childen in dis fix."
" God knows, our childen," said Timus, "can't stand what we
"Stand it or not," continued Moor, " it is our duty as mens to
leab dem so dey can pertect theyself. Dat is wot de wite man doin'
ebry day Dey send dey childen to school all de time so dey childen
kin be 'bove our childen. We must leave our childen ejucation en
property ef we want them to lib yar in peace en from under the con¬
trol of these wite people."
"Yes," said Braddo.
" Dey don't want to see our childen go to school in der workin'
time," continued Moor. " Dey don't like it 'cause dey know dat
wen dese childen we habe 'come ejucated, dey childen can't cheat 'em
as dey do we. I hab but one boy en I intend to leab him er home
en ejucation. So I want you to help me run dis school in private
after dey close 'em."
" I hab no money," said Timus, " but my oldest childen kin work
out by der day and let der young one come." Braddo said the
same, and they all agreed to run their school one or two months after
the State closes it.
" We hab," said Moor, " 'nough to do ef we want to see our pros¬
perity I'se guine to Urban en buy up my pervison, so I kin stay off
der lien. Ef you have any money I'll teak 'em long and buy things
for you or books for your childen. We must help one 'nother ef
we want to git up."
"Yes' dat s der way," said Poster, " for der w'ite people will
help one nudder " Vice is conscious of its wrong and will always
try to assume the form of virtue. The meeting adjourned and all
went home with the inspiration of Moor's spirit. Every effort to
keep this ignorant man down indirectly reveals to him the means
to put him up. We left Fairy and Fection in the infancy of mutual
love. Up to this time they have not had a sight of each other. But
love, when separated from its object, goes into meditation and in¬
spires hope. The object of love is continually being magnified by