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    Smile say in other words

    Could you please rephrase the underlined part:
    "When the boy and girl had come back from guiding her, I heard the boy say, "Now we shall get fifty dollars for giving her up, and she'll get a good fleecing ...

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    Re: say in other words

    This passage is taken from A North-Side View of Slavery, which consists of first-person stories of escaped slaves headed to Canada.

    The quote you mentioned indicates that the boy and girl whom the slave thought were guiding her to safety actually turned her into the authorities. They were rewarded with $50 for their betrayal, and the slave girl would most probably be thoroughly whipped or otherwise punished by her owner once she was returned.

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    Smile Re: say in other words

    Thank you very much.

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