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Submitted by kofi m down (United Kingdom), Mar 16, 2007 at 10:31

as a young black guy (OK a few hundred years late and London not Istanbul), if i had to choose between being sent to America then being worked to death on some plantation OR being castrated and being a very expensive and powerful harem slave in a posh Arab family .........

...i think i might go for the second. Sure, ghastly at first but afterwards a long and probably happy life.......

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