Amazon (Old Time),Brazil: History

By: Juan Ruiz

Slave Plantaion

I am so tired, I cant work any more. My feet ache and my hands cramp with sores.Its been a long day in the crop fields with mama and papa. Ever since we came here from our homeland (Africa) we have been treated poorly by the white skinned people who speak so strange from us. Oh our master told me and my brother to go & collect this cane filled with sugar. I believe its called sugarcane? We have to go even if we don't want to.

If we refuse we will be hit or beat by the white skinned men with a rope that hurts really bad. We have been working here for a year or so on this place of torture. But papa and mama said that one day we will escape to freedom and not see the evil white skinned people ever again!