Uncle Tom's Cabin: Large Print (Paperback)
ERY many years ago, instead of having servants to wait upon them and work for them, people used to have slaves. These slaves were paid no wages. Their masters gavethem only food and clothes in return for their work.When any one wanted servants he went to market to buy them, just as nowadays webuy horses and cows, or even tables and chairs.If the poor slaves were bought by kind people they would be quite happy. Then theywould work willingly for their masters and mistresses, and even love them. But veryoften cruel people bought slaves. These cruel people used to beat them and be unkindto them in many other ways.It was very wicked to buy and sell human beings as if they were cattle. Yet Christianpeople did it, and many who were good and kind otherwise thought there was no wrongin being cruel to their poor slaves. 'They are only black people, ' they said to themselves.'Black people do not feel things as we do.' That was not kind, as black people sufferpain just in the same way as white people d.