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    Were you brought to what is now the United States?

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    Yes, massa!
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    Ooooo-kaaaay, about that, Danik. Twenty-five of my family members that I know of so far fought for the North in the American Civil War. One of them, my grandfather's grandfather, had part of his ear torn off by a head graze. Two of my Quaker ancestors had their own independently operating versions of the Underground Railroad in the years before the war. One of them was a mentor to the famed abolitionist, William Lloyd Garrison. More distant relatives include the theologian Lyman Beecher, often seen as the founder of the abolitionist movement, and his daughter, Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. By the way, I am negligibly African (about 1%).

    Sooooooo...to fuss no more about this, let me just say that I do not like being called Massa. I know you were only joking, so let's forget about it and just move on. Fair enough?

    Is this author a woman?

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    Easy, PB! I meant nothing personal, but I wasnīt joking either.

    I was merely marking the way in which this slave woman probably would have addressed any white man in her time, so no offense, I hope.

    You have every reason to be proud of these ancestors.
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    My ancestors are not the issue. I reject all imprecations of collective or racial responsibility for the atrocity of slavery. I do not need to take it easy, you need to knock it off. A sincere apology would be entertained.

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    Well, I hadnīt the least intention of offending you or anyone(someone else might have answered instead of you). If the riddle had been formulated on another forum in another language, I would use the corresponding term. All I can say is that Iīm going to be more careful next time and always use the third person when formulating a riddle.
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    Well, it was worth a try.


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    Did this writer write poetry ?
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    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    It certainly was, thanks for your participation.
    The riddle remains open! If there still are participants, we go on with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tailor STATELY View Post
    Did this writer write poetry ?
    It seems we posted together.
    She wrote only poetry and if I remember rightly published a single book.
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    Is she Phillis Wheatley ?
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    7-8-2015

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    She certainly is! Good work, Tailor!

    Your Turn!
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    Double post!
    Last edited by Danik 2016; 08-09-2019 at 07:48 AM.
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    Thank you !!!

    This personage had a Nose for writing:
    more than 100 films have been produced
    having adaptations based on his or her works
    ... even toyed once to take up acting -
    but Google this and you may be led astray

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    Is it a male author?
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