"Virginias first legally recognized slave was enslaved by a black man to protect him from slavery"
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Scene: 35 - EXT. JOHNSON MANOR HOUSE - REAR LAWN - DAY
They continue the lesson.
Virginia writes it out.
They both stand and Virginia walks around the table. Shemakes a fist and strikes him in the abdomen. He barelyflinches. She strikes him twice more. He cracks a subtlesmile.
She begins moving around him, punching him in variousplaces; first his chest, then his upper arm, then his back.With each blow, her mood lightens up.
Then she hauls off and hits him in the butt. She checks hisreaction, then hits him in the butt twice more, as hard asshe can. On the second blow, she sprains her wrist, thenrecoils with pain, holding her wrist.
One of Anthony’s WHITE SERVANTS hustles toward the rear ofthe house and WHISTLES. He waves toward John Casor.
He jogs off with the white servant.
Virginia basks in her mother’s wisdom and counsel.
She picks up the scrap of paper upon which Virginia wrotethe word 'love'.