Chapter 1 of Iola Leroy, a novel by Frances Watkins Harper. She was an abolitionist, suffragist, poet, teacher, public speaker, and writer, one of the first African American women to be published in the United States.
Not sure why, but this episode didn't get published on time. My apologies, but it's here now. :)
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