Place Where Slaves Drum in "Red Leaves" in "Red Leaves" (Location)

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Place Where Slaves Drum
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For reasons of their own, the Negro slaves hide their drums "in the creek bottom," "on the bank of a slough" (328). This place is close enough to the plantation for Issetibbeha's slave, hiding in the barn, to hear the other slaves drumming to mark time before their master's death. He imagines that the scene is dark, with the "black limbs" of the men "turning" in ritual dance while the women nurse their young (329). After he runs away, he returns to this area, where encounters the other slaves. He receives "cooked meat, wrapped in leaves" (333).

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Site of Event
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