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Very soon after the above was written, the old man died, somewhat suddenly. When he reached his last home, it was evident a great change had taken place in him—a change so remarkable as to excite the surprise of his fellow-servants. Though he had been notorious for his harsh, turbulent disposition, and his utter disregard for the rights of other slaves, he was now quiet and gentle, and always ready to do little offices of kindness. He was occasionally heard to pray; but, having become deaf, he spoke but little. We have no doubt he is embraced in the divine rule of justice, that "to whom little has been given, of him will little be required."