If the person desiring to buy found the slave badly scarred by the common usage of whipping, he would say at once to the foreman; "Why!
The numbers are smoother, the thought less deeply scarred, the language more charming and less passionate.
Then the old man suddenly, by the help of his hand, touched and banished the livid spot, and suddenly scarred the wound over.
These blacks were not circumcised, and their teeth were perfect; they had neither ornaments or any description of clothing, and were slightly scarred on the back and chest.
But this feeling of the innate dignity remaining untouched, though outwardly the body be scarred for the whole term of the natural life, is one of the hushed things, buried among the holiest privacies of the soul; a thing between a man’s God and himself; and for ever undiscernible by our fellow-men, who account that a degradation which seems so to the corporal eye.
It lasts, however, only a few seconds, vanishing with magical rapidity, to be succeeded by others along the fire-line at irregular intervals for weeks at a time--tree after tree flashing and darkening, leaving the trunks and branches hardly scarred.
Within, the master's desk is seen, Deep scarred by raps official; The warping floor, the battered seats, The jackknife's carved initial; The charcoal frescoes on its wall; Its door's worn sill, betraying The feet that, creeping slow to school, Went storming out to playing!