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The Bondswoman's Narrative
I *just* received this book last week. I don't know what or how my thinking was when I first started reading it. I guess I thought that maybe it might be a read like 'Their Eye's Were Watching God' but..it wasn't. I found myself having to read each word, and that can take a long time, almost make you loose sight of what the story is all about. I am not claiming to be a speed reader, but I can read rather fast, I would get going in the book and would come upon at least two to three words in a sentence that I almost went to the dictionary for. Anyway, I kept wondering to myself 'how can a slave have know to use words like this?' I kept putting it down and picking it up saying to myself 'naw..it couldn't be that hard to read.' The challenge was on, and the more I read, the more I really got off into it. I'm just on page 77 now and things are getting very interesting. Just one question, after Hannah and her mistress left, was that really Mr. Trappe at the couples house where they stayed?