Angel on the Ridge

Cast Bronze, 2007

She looked lak a angel, walkin' over dose ridge mountains wid de moon shinin' large and bright behin' her. She wuz so purty wid de wings o' de geese she kilt fo' ole massa's supper jest a flappin' on her back.

She wuz what we called a huntin' woman, dat's right. De onliest person in de slave quarters dat was 'lowed to tote a gun or a knife, and some say her tempament wuz bad, or she wasn't right in the head. But ole massa and de overseers jus' let her alone, and I b'lieve dey wuz a little skeert o' her. She wuz always to keep dere tables an' dere smokehouse chucked full o' fresh meat.