Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
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I like a straightforward course, and am always reluctant to resort to subterfuges. So far as my ways have been crooked, I charge them all upon slavery. It was that system of violence and wrong which now left me no alternative but to enact a falsehood. (32.5).
One of the worst effects of slavery is that it forces slaves to become secretive and deceptive in order to protect themselves. They basically have no chance to be good people.