Section 3 Summary

Nat's new owner, Moore, is a poor farmer who never beat Nat again except for a strike with the bull whip while driving home after his purchase. Moore's hatred for Nat was obvious, but he restrained from ever hitting him.

Life for Nat had changed dramatically from the days at Master Samuel Turner's plantation. Here at Moore's farm, Nat lived much like all field Negroes lived at the time. He worked hard, ate poorly, and lived in a ramshackle shack. The only blessings from those ten years, Nat says, was that he had a few hours each day to read the Bible and meditate on the Bible's teachings. Even Moore became fascinated with Nat's knowledge and understanding of the Bible and would often insist that his visitor's listen to...

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