Deborah J. Ross. Among Friends. (Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2013)

Quaker Thomas finds a runaway slave outside his cabin, followed in due course by one seeking the return of the slave to his owner. It’s pre-Civil War, and Thomas is willing to stand up for his belief in the evils of slavery. The nature of the slave catcher throws this into relief, along with the nature of the human soul, and his subsequent trial has an impact on a lady who herself will have an influence of the eventual abolition of slavery.

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