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A tall, slender young man, with a face expressive of great feeling and intelligence, here broke in, and repeated the words, " ' All things whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so unto them.' I suppose," he added, " that is Scripture, as much as ' Cursed be Canaan/ "
" Wal, it seems quite as plain a text, stranger," said John the drover, " to poor fellows like us, now; " and John smoked on like a volcano.
The young man paused, looked as if he was going to say more, when suddenly the boat stopped, and the company made the usual steamboat rush, to see where they were landing.
" Both them ar chaps parsons ? " said John to one of the men, as they were going out.
The man nodded.
As the boat stopped, a black woman came running wildly up the plank, darted into the crowd, flew up to
where the slave gang sat, and threw her arms round that unfortunate piece of merchandise before enumerated, — " John, aged thirty," and with sobs and tears bemoaned him as her husband.
But what needs tell the story, told too oft, — every day told, — of heart-strings rent and broken, — the weak broken and torn for the profit and convenience of the strong! It needs not to be told ; — every day is telling it, — telling it, too, in the ear of One who is not deaf, though He be long silent.
The young man who had spoken for the cause of hu­manity and God before stood with folded arms, looking on this scene. He turned, and Haley was standing at his side.
" My friend," he said, speaking with thick utterance, " how can you, how dare you, carry on a trade like this ? Look at those poor creatures! Here I am, rejoicing in my heart that I am going home to my wife and child; and the same bell which is a signal to carry me onward