We havn' seen our pa an ma since we wuz 'vided and since we wuz chillun.
Master Hardy, his daddy, had give us to him when he 'vided out wid de res' o' his chillun.
He only had sixty-six then, 'cause he had 'vided with his son and daughter when they married.
He had a great many slaves, and one mornin' he got up and 'vided all he had and told his wife she could have half the slaves.
He was the one owned all us till he 'vided some with Miss Lizzie when she marries Mr. Cramer.
I lived dar wid 'em 'til de chullun drew dey parts an' us was 'vided out.