“Mary could not imagine her family ever separated…” from “The Promise” Chapter 8

“Mary could not imagine her family ever separated. Although they were slaves, they had been lucky. Master Holmes had kept them together. Kept them a family. “If it’s thy Lord’s will, thee will be together again some day.” Mr. McPhedren said. Mary wondered why God would allow people who loved each other to be separated. Maybe it wasn’t God who decided. Miss Dorthea always said, “God meant for White men to match and bred slaves.” Mary didn’t believe that. The more she learned, the more she began to think the things Miss Dorthea said might not be true.

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