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next morning begines
like all other days in the mine.
Both the young and old,
the still pretty ones and those who are worn-out,
hurries to their work places, and the days race to meet the quota
Christina is ordered to help loading the coal waggons.
They come in a nearly continuously stream,
and nothing must interrupt them.
slaves pushing the coal waggons,
are all very strong girls.
Some of them, like Louise Miles here, were spotted
at large sport meetings.
Louise had been so unlucky, that one of the sheriffīs nephews
was on vacation and was among the spectators, when she won a big
swimming contest in another state.
the waggon slaves can get on pushing the coals to the elevators as
quickly as possible, weaker slaves as Christina must help them
loading the heavy coals.
Itīs too heavy!
I just canīt lift one more.
waiting for the next waggon to arrive, Christina sits down trying to
ease her hurting back.
She knows it is forbidden.
The order is, that whenever there is a natural break in the work,
she is to pick up a large stone or heavy log, and run back and forth
until the work can continue, so she will not become lazy.
One of the black
girls sees it,
and leaves at once to find Maria.
- Come quickly!
The rich girl is not working."
up - Lazy fat slut !
Always have to look after you"
knowing to well, what is comming.
If she in any way tries to avoid the cane, or moves only a bit
durring the punishment, it will only be worse.
strokes now, and 20 more before sleeping time. That ought to
"Master - I
am only 21 years old,
and I am a virgin."
As the foreman that evening is chaining the slaves for the night, a
young woman, who only has been a slave for a few days, tries to
offer her body to him, in a desperate hope to achieve some better
All that night
Christina can see light
in the tunnel over herīs.
For hours she can hear Maria beat the poor girl.
She will never forget, that down here they are not women
anymore, but only work slaves.
The next morning
begines as all the other days.
After the slaves
they are ordered to work.
But where is
She is fast asleep.
Christina and 2 of
her work mates sees it, and takes a breack. Because of the new
girlīs misbehaviour, the whole group will not get anything to eat
today anyway, so they donīt have to worry about their quotas.
A rare sound of girlish chatter is heard in the dark and normaly
cheerless underground prison.
But soon after
Master, but I was so tirred.
I have not slept tonight.
I punished that whore, as I was told to do."
20 strokes with the bullwhip
will teach you!"
Even she is a head girl, Maria is still a slave,
and sometimes it is necessary to remind her.
Carl do not want
to loose Maria.
She is one of the best head girls in the mine,
so after punishing her, he decides to let her rest
for the rest of the day.
But in the meantime there has to be another head girl to watch over
the slaves, or there will not be done much work, while Carl is
is the only girl present, who is wearing any clothes, Carl chooses
"You are head girl for the rest of the day.
Begine punishing those two sluts!"
"Please no - master! I canīt do it.
I have never hit anybody in my life!
My parents did not believed in violence,
and brought me up never to use it!"
sorry Master, I just canīt do it."
- Take the cane and bring
the soft-hearted rich girl down to the lower tunnel!
You know where, I mean!"
the first time in her life, Sally feels a huge power bubble up
The Master has given her the cane, and
have given her the power over a white girl.
on! - Rich girl.
The water is not deap enough yet."
- Itīs so cold!
But I couldnīt beat those girls.
I couldnīt !
after hour passes.
Christina donīt know, how long
she is ment to stand there.
She is hungry and thirsty, but the water is dirty from
all the filthy slaves, who walks through the tunnel carrying heavy
baskets with coal.
after a long time,
she sees a woman not carring any basket,
comming down the tunnel
holding something in her hand.
She approaches the
trembling girl, who
stands chained in the freezing water.
You may have the half of my ration.
I have a daughter at your age, who is working somewhere in another
shaft in this hell hole.
I know you have been kidnapped, just as we have been, by those
bandits, who profits of all or work."
woman leaves her again shortly after.
She has to get back to her work, before anybody misses her.
Christina is again left alone standing in the freezing water.
None of the vast number of transport slaves passing her takes any
notice of her.
A slave chained to the wall as punishment, is too common a site down here.
In the meanwhile
up in the tunnels.
Suddently the ceiling
seriously injuring one of the new girls.
Workers from a neighbouring
have brocken through the wall.
it ! - Get in and prop up the ceiling,
before more damage is done."
When the foreman says more damage, he is not talking about the
wounded slave. She means nothing. What he is talking
about is, that tunnel has to be repared as fast as possible, so work
moving fat sow!
Get in and help support the celing."
Maria has come to herself again
after her punishment for sleeping.
She is now more eager than ever
to show her efficients.
slaves runs as fast as they can
in their chains, afraid of more punishments.
When work finaly
they all have to strain themselfs to over their limits.
- no! We are so much behind!
We must work much harder
or our group will not reach the days quorta.
Please let the foreman get a new girl very soon.
Her prayers are
At the evening chaining, a new girl arrives
from another shaft, and she seams very strong.
Tomorrow they will have a chance to meet their quotas and get
something to eat again.
The next morning
Christina is loosened from the wall in the flooded lover tunnel, and
crawls back to her own shaft, more dead than alive, to continue work.
This means she will not get anything to eat today.
How cruel can the foreman get?
If that kind woman hadnīt given her half of her ration the day
before, Christina would have been in deep trouble now."
Christina will never again question any order.
From now on she will obey no matter what !
As she strolls
through the tunnel to where she now is ordered to fill baskets with
she feels strangely relieved.
As if it was a walk through the garden at her parentīs large estate,
on her way to the afternoon coffee breack after a tennis lesson.
Sigh - One more
task of endless work.
But so what?
The next hours she
fills one basket after another.
But her minds are somehow elswhere.
As if the work is not important anymore.
Then she is ordered to load the tipper waggons.
As soon as you have finished loading that tipper waggon, you go
working with the pickaxe."
What kind of life is this?
Why not lie down and die.
Iīam never going to leave this place anyway.
donīt give up!
We will be punished too.
Iīam pregnant, and so are Holly and Jane.
We MUST get something to eat."
herself together again and continues
working with the heavy
Martha, the young pregnant girl is right.
The whole group is punished, if one slacks off.
At last one more horrible
day is over.
A whole 5 hours of sleep awaits.
Tomorrow she will have to work hard!
She MUST reach her quota!
Not only for her own sake,
but also for the other poor women !
Weak from not have
eaten the day before Christina crawls to her work place, as soon as
her leg irons have been unlocked from her necklace.
She is determined,
that she from today she will work as hard as possible, so it will
not be her fault, if the group fails to meet the quotas.
Hour after hour slowly
as she ignores all pain and swings
the heavy pickaxe with all force.
in the afternoon
she is ordered to fill baskets.
All day long a steady stream of full loaded trolleys are
pushed up to the gates leaving the mine.
- Lazy slut!"
The last 100 yards
to the surface
the track goes steep upwards, so the slaves
have to use all their strengh.
"Oh - No !
She had always told everybody, she was sure her family sometime
would find her
and get her out from her.
Now they will never know, what have becomne of their once so pretty
and cheerful daughter and sister.
Only an hour later
abducted young woman arrives
to take Juliaīs place.
Lisa is in a poor health.
She has long suffered from a painful abscess, and once again she has
failed her work quota, and has got nothing to eat.
That evening Christina feels very sorry for herself.
"Today Julia went to the bone pit,
and soon Lisa might also go.
They have both been slaves for 3 years.
I have only been here about 3 months.
How long will I survive?"
Soon the exhausted
But there is never completely silent
in the dark and humid galleries.
There are always some kind of noise .
Regularly some one wakes up screaming from a
nightmare or suffering from cramps in her legs, or a homesick girl or two
sobbing somewhere in the dark.
"Get up lazy
Dazed Christina tries to sit up.
A few seconds ago she was dreaming of home,
now she is back in the brute reality
facing a new long day in the mine.
Why does he always kick me so hard?
I would have obeyed him anyway.
Christina is running to the elevators
with the days first heavy load .
One more 19 hours work day has begone.
Today Lisa is once
more put to maintenance work.
This means one more day with no food.
The foreman has noticed,
that Lisa is suffering from the abscess.
Just as well use her to do this kind of work.
No reasone to waste food on sick slaves.
about 10 hours of continuously toil,
the work is interrupted by
Mrs. Brown and her assistant
arriving with the food.
"Thank you Mrs. - Thank you!"
The most have reached their quotas,
but others have not.
"You two in behind - What are you doing here?
Lazy girls donīt eat !
Get back to work immediately or you will get caned!"
The newest girl
turns her back to the others.
She is trying not to vomit, by looking the other way, while those
slaves, who have reached their quotas, swallows the rotten mess as
if they where pigs.
Christina feels a
short moment of happiness,
while she holds the sticky mess in her hands.
The bad smell donīt disturb her anymore.
Her stomach is screaming of hunger, and
the odour from her own unwashed body and filthy clothes overshadows
that from her food.
"Back to work!
Push harder or shall I call Maria?"
After a few minutes the lunch breack is over.
There are only 9 more hours of work
before it is time to sleep.
After the break
Christina is put to maintenance work.
Iīam already hungry again,
but because of this extra work,
I donīt have a chance to meet my next quota.