"During the brief remainder of
the trip, I knew how an emancipated slave feels; for I was an emancipated
slave myself. While we lay at landings, I listened to George Ealer's flute;
or to his readings from his two bibles, that is to say, Goldsmith and
Shakspeare; or I played chess with him--and would have beaten him sometimes,
only he always took back his last move and ran the game out differently."