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The weight of the goree seemed very annoying when they tried to sleep.
He could not nestle into his neck as, in the days of old, he had been wont to do, -- the rough goree effectually prevented that.
It was for men of this stamp that the _goree_, or slave-stick, had been invented, and most effectually did that instrument serve its purpose.
The first man of the gang hesitated and heaved a deep sigh as though his heart failed him at the prospect -- and well it might, for, although young, he was not robust, and over-driving, coupled with the weight and the chafing of the goree, had worn him to a skeleton.
He had forgotten for an instant his fellow in rear, as well as the bar of the goree across his throat, which checked him violently; at the same time one of the drivers, who had observed the movement, laid a supple wand across his bare back so sharply as to draw forth a terrific yell of agony.
This evening a native came up to me as I was in the Commissary's house, and said: "Djanga kain nganya goree bomb-gur"; "A white man has just struck me."