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- She is still there, the gray woman with a cold, harsh, irascible face, who bore five children in six years and raised them to man—and womanhood.Chapter 1 (48% in)
- She rode away a slave; she returned in '66 still a slave, on foot now—a huge woman, with a face both irascible and calm: the mask of a black tragedy between scenes.Chapter 20 (35% in)
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