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Paying his dad's dues: Backstory
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Lives a life like Huckleberry: Ben's Slave Life
Ben's dad growing up was a big alcoholic. The other slaves in the house he was enslaved in tried to get him to stop but it was no use. Ben and his father's Master would have other slaves whip each other, but when it came to Ben's dad, he always wanted to do it himself. Although the Master would whip Ben's father and have the slaves whip each other after their mistakes, he was actually a fairly nice guy. He fed the slaves well and treated them with respect as long as they didn't make mistakes.