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SLAVERY

In Soul of the Beast, John and his mates are captured and taken somewhere to be sold as slaves. What is a slave?

The usual concept of a slave is someone who is owned by another person, much like a horse or a dog. The slave has no rights and must do anything the slave owner tells him or her to do. The owner can punish the slave as often and as severely as he or she chooses.  The owner can kill the slave for any and no reason. Using this definition, many people throughout history were in fact slaves even though they were called something else:

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WHAT IS A BANDIT?

In Soul of the Beast, John and his mates are captured by armed Bandits.  They are beaten and taken to where the Bandits will sell them as slaves.

billy-the-kidWhat is a Bandit? A Bandit is someone who participates in “criminal activity involving robbery by groups of armed bandits.” Bandit is one of many words that describe this kind of person: Continue reading