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Two days before
Christmas, an accident occured in the coal mine. Accidents
happened frequently, but this time a large part of the ceiling
had caved in, and not less than 30 slaves had lost their lives.
This was nearly one tenth of the number of forced labors working
The order, the
sheriff in the small town received from the governor, was
"It is winter and the prices on coal are high. Production
must be kept up! "
The sheriff knew
this ment an bussy Christmass for him and his men. Thirty new
slaves had to be provided to the mine in only a few days.
He started making some telephone calls to the prison farms.
They replied, they had rented the most of their prisoners out for
the whole winter, to do road repairing works . Because of that,
they could only spare ten girls, which they promissed, would be send
to the mine at once!
Then he phoned the brothel -
The owner told him, that of cause she would help, and
promissed him, she would make 2 of her girls ready for him to pick
up at her place!
That ment he would
have to arrest 18 free women and have them sentenced before new year
After having send
some of his men to the local hotels, to see if any females traveling
alone were available there, he leaned back in his chair at the
sheriffs office, and looked through his files.
Whoīs daughters could he arrest without problems?
"Letīs see - Mr. Banks ! His daughter, Helen is a
strong and healthy girl.
He has been seen at the brothel some times durring the last year.
I donīt think, he will like his wife to know !"
"I am sorry
to disturb you at your Christmass dinner Mr. and Mrs. Banks, but
there has been commited a hold-up at the drug store tonight.
Some witnesses have pointed out your daughter Helen as one of the
"You must be
kidding - Our daughter? Has she commited a robbery?"
"Itīs probably a mistake, but I have to ask Helen to accompany
me to the sheriffīs office at once."
evening and night the holding cell was slowly filled with young
women from all over town.
They were naturally
furious about been arrested, so to get some quick confessions, the
sheriff decided to sacrifice one of them, so he could easier persuade
the rest. Anyway, one more or less meant nothing, as long as
he could provide a bunch of new convicts in the demanded time.
carefully at her bimboes - She kept on claiming, she was innocent,
and now she has committed suicide by hanging herself. Do you
confess now, or will you rather choose to end up as
Miss Drewel - Think carefully. Did you, or did you not commit the
time, the women were often
sentenced two and two at a time.
Like Mrs. Julia Dorset and her daughter Masja Dorset.
Mrs. Dorset had been divorced a month previously,
and her ex-husband was very pleased now
to get rid of them both, so he could get on
with his new marriage with a younger woman.
Young or mature, they all heard the judge
declare the same verdict:
"Life inprisonment with hard labour !"
soon as the poor women had heard
their sentence, they were sent straight to the mine,
they could be put to work at once without any delay.
- That poor woman - What has she done?"
"What kind of place is this?"
"What are we doing here?"
"Stop looking at her, and take off your clothes.
All of them! And your rings, wristwatches and all other trinkets
you girls like to wear !"
the girls were stripping, the guard cut holes for their arms and
heads in some old sacks, he had brought with him for them to wear.
The only ones who weared stripped prison clothes, was they who came
from the prison farms.
have just been told that a niece of another overseer is arriving
this afternoon, so I must save one of the sacks for her, so one of you must do without
any. But donīt worry, we have plenty of chains, so we can put
you all in irons !"
finally a collar for you my girl.
Now you are all nice and pretty,
and ready to be put to work."
moving, and stop wasting energy crying slut !"
rest of you goes with me !"
A strong-build girl said with a hoarsely voice.
"Iīam Maria - Your Head-girl! You better
work hard, or I will make you regret, you were ever born
crying Lea !
Look - I got some new friends for you."
with a girl, who had been in the mine for years, Helen was put
to work at once.
same were the other new slaves.
accustomed to the hard labor,
they were soon tired out. Some
the meanwhile the sheriffs men were combing the small town and the surrounding countryside
in the search for possible new slaves. At a motel along
the interstate highway, the receptionist told them, a single
traveling young female named Samantha Rawling had booked in for only
one night. Even it was 2 oīclock in the morning,
they walked straight into the sleeping womanīs room and
arrested her. Only clad in her nightdress the terror-stricken
girl was handcuffed and taken away.
At the interrogation Samantha first maintained, as the truth was,
she was only passing through in her car on the way to Hollywood in
hope of becomming an actress. She had become tirred from
driving all day, and had only booked into the motel to get some
First after Samantha was shown the suicidal girl, who had been left
hanging in her rope, she confessed in tears by signing a printed
paper saying, she was traveling over the state borders in the
purpuse of commiting prostitution.
right foot on the railway track."
Only an hour later she arrived to the mine -
good girl - And now your other foot ."
Samantha looked apone bewildered and terrified, as the smith fitted
her with leg irons.
Soon the young
actress to be, was only one of the large number of slaves,
condemned to a life in darkness, never allowed to see the sun again.
Sometimes a poor girl like 21 year old Jane, knowing she would never
leave the mine alive, if she didnīt do something, would try some
kind of desperate attemp to get free again.
thought, you could take me by surprise?
Your body belongs to the compagny, and here it stays! "
"Move ! -
Stupid slut !"
There `s enough to do for the guard.
always one more lazy girl who needs the whip.
One successful method
to get new girls, was to insert false matrimonial advertisements
in distant newspapers.
When young Emma read one of them, she begane dreaming of a life
in luxury, believing she was going to marry a wealthy man, who
was now living alone on a big farm in the West.
Only hours after she got off the train in the small town, and looked
for the sheriffīs office as instruct in the letter from her "Future
husband." , Emma entered her future home.
In shock she
begane obediently, as demanded, to hack out the coals with the heavy pickaxe.
to the hard work, She had to take frequent breaks to get back her
breath, hopening the overseer didnīt see it. But he did, and
for the first time in her life, but not the last, Emma was beaten
with the whip.
having got through her first endless day as a mining slave, she draged herself through the flooded galleries to her sleeping place,
after having received a meager meal of porrige.
With her leg irons
padlocked to her iron collar, according to regulations, Emma tried
to cry herself to sleep, tormented by cramps in her legs, from being
forced to lie down like this, and from hunger and sores from the the
From now on she would only be a number among many others, condemned
to a life in chains, and fed only just enough to keep her alive, so
she could work.
over the mine the women tries to lie down as comfortable as possible.
Those who have
been slaves for years, drops off to sleep as soon as their leg irons
are locked to their collars.
Five hours later
it is back to work.
By her stripped uniform, we can see, this young girl originally has
been a convict at a detention farm.
slip and those panties off now !"
girls, all arrested for insignificant maked up crimes, as they were
passing through town, were lucky. They all got an old sack to
put on, so they didnīt have to work naked. At least not until
the sacks after some months were worn out.
"You go with
The head girl Maria lead them down the shafts.
The head girls, all blacks who hates the white convicts, are given
better food and donīt have to work hard, so even after 3 years in
the mine, she is still good looking.
hacking girl !"
The work begines.
It is very hard
and dirty working as a mining slave, and the new girls soon looses,
their good looks.
It is a back-breaking
job carrying the heavy props through the low-ceilinged passages, but
19 year old Linda knows, her back will hurt much more, if she gets
beaten for moving to slow.
The same knowīs
Carina. Itīs only her first day in the mine, but her fear of
the whip is so great, she fights back the growing pain in her back,
and continue working as hard as she can.
Some of the girls
have to walk for over a mile underground to reach their work places.
Other places the
shafts are so narrow, they have to crawl long distances pushing the
heavy coals in front of them.
hacking there girl !"
There is always a new job to be carried out, as soon as the last one
Lea has been
puching carts for 2 years. She donīt think in days and hours
anymore. Her world consist only of how many carts full of coal,
she have pushed the long way to the elevators, where the coals are
raised to the surface. Lea and the other girls will never see
the surface again. Their bones will remain forever in the deap
At last one more
work day is over.
Whole five hours without having to fear the whip.
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