Soulmate AU, except no one knows soulmates are a real thing.
Like the other slave children on Clel Waller's place, she has been raised by old Delie, whose job it is to take care of all the young ones until they are old enough to work in the fields. Delie, whom the little ones call Mammy, cuts a notch in a stick for each of the girls every year so that they will know when to expect their "troubles" to come and then the breeding.
Mammy tells Sarny that her stick has twelve notches, but this information means little to the child, as she does not know her numbers to count. Sarny was born "all backwards and twixt-and-twinst.
The "missus" is complaining about Waller, who has just spent over a thousand dollars, a great deal of money, for another slave. The slaves in the quarters are fed in large troughs. The troughs are filled with buttermilk or cooking juice, and the people dip cornbread and pieces of pork fat into it.
The slaves are not supposed to know anything about God, nor are they allowed to pray, but Mammy prays anyway, "late at night when there [isn't] anybody to hear. When she finally figures it out, she starts praying for it too. The new slave, Nightjohn, is "brought Waller has put a shackle with a rope on the new slave's neck and is making him run in front of his horse as he rides, "yelling and swearing Out in the fields, the slaves are worked mercilessly.
Other than a brief period at noon when they are allowed to wolf down a piece of cold cornbread and pork fat while standing, they toil every minute of the day, under the threat of the whips and clubs of the "drivers.
As Sarny lies, still awake, in a pile of sleeping children, she hears him whisper, "I need some tobacco I'll trade something for a lip of tobacco. As if he can read her mind, he continues, "I know letters. I'll trade A, B, and C for a lip of chew. Curiously, she looks through the darkness over to where Nightjohn is sitting.
Although she does not know exactly what letters are for, she thinks they might be something she would like to learn. Sarny knows what reading is because she has seen the people in the white house doing it, but slaves "[are]n't allowed to understand or read nothing. Mammy had smacked her hard on the head for that, describing dire consequences if she should ever get caught having anything to do with writing or reading.
The child's desire to learn, however, cannot be quenched. Heedless to Mammy's warnings, Sarny goes to Nightjohn to see what kind of knowledge he can give her. That first night, Nightjohn teaches Sarny the letter A, and the sounds that go with it.
It is so simple that Sarny is mystified as to why the white people will cut off the slaves' thumbs if they learn to read.
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