Crossed (Matched, Book 2) by Ally Condie

By Ally Condie

The hugely expected moment publication within the Matched trilogy!

Chasing down an doubtful destiny, Cassia makes her solution to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky--taken through Society to his yes death--only to discover that he has escaped into the majestic, yet treacherous, canyons.  in this wild frontier are glimmers of a special lifestyles . . . and the mesmerizing promise of uprising. yet whilst Cassia sacrifices every thing to reunite with Ky, inventive surproses from Xander may well swap the game.  at the fringe of Society, not anything is as anticipated, and crosses and double crosses make Cassia's direction extra twisted than ever.

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The Britannia’s complement was five hundred, but at the time the malady was discovered the ship had only about three hundred slaves on board. Figuring that New Calabar’s traders would quarantine the ship should they find out about the girl’s condition, the master ordered the infected child taken into the hold and hidden in an empty water puncheon. Despite this crude measure of prevention, the disease took hold among captives between decks, and the Britannia was obliged to sprint from New Calabar short of her full load.

This Exercise which is called Dancing,” recalled a sailor who had been in the Guinea trade as a boy, “consists in jumping up and rattling their Chains. ”9 Come late afternoon, captives “were again messed, as in the Morning,” and in the evening the slaves were directed below. 11 This general routine of rising, coming on deck, washing, eating, exercising, and going below framed the lives of enslaved Africans aboard European slavers. But to begin to grasp the actual context of shipboard survival, it is vital also to come to terms with the general material conditions under which this routine played out.

The “Situation of the Slaves became such, as no Pen nor Language is able to describe. The Sick Births were incapable of containing all that were ill. Those only could be admitted into them, who were so bad as not to be capable of moving. There they lay in One Mass of Scab and Corruption, frequently sticking to each other and the Decks, till they were separated to be thrown into the Sea. ”39 Of course, Guineaships did not sink immediately into the conditions and habits described above, and in any case all of the hundreds of African captives aboard any one slaver did not experience the ship in completely uniform ways.

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