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The Slave Dancer

Paula Fox

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Jessie Bollier often played his fife to earn a few pennies down by the New Orleans docks. One afternoon a sailor asked him to pipe a tune, and that evening Jessie was kidnapped and dumped aboard The Moonlight, a slave ship, where a hateful duty awaited him. He was to play music so the slaves could "dance" to keep their muscles strong, their bodies profitable. Jessie was sickened by the thought of taking part in the business of trading rum and tobacco for blacks and then selling the ones who survived the frightful sea voyage from Africa. But to the men of the ship a "slave dancer" was necessary to ensure their share of the profit. They did not heed the horrors that every day grew more vivid, more inescapable to Jessie. Yet , even after four months of fear, calculated torture, and hazardous sailing with a degraded crew, Jessie was to face a final horror that would stay with him for the rest of his life. From the Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter MacNicol

Length:

4h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:55

Introduction
Introduction

01:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:56


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:26


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:31


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:29


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:34


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:48


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:08


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:25


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:18


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:36


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:55


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:44