Some things mean certain death to a man in 1865.
Slavery was one of those things.
Anthrax was another one of these things.
Snake bites was one of these things.
And... Black Widow bites, too.
Which one of these things was the reason Why Zachariah Ran Away.
WHY ZACHARIAH RAN AWAY
...Son-uv-ah-bitch, that WAS a goal durn Black Wider spider thut bit me on mah hand!
Thuh Master made me go out to tha wood pile and gather him sum wood for tha fire pit.
Ah gots to go down to the deep woods to see tha old witch woman in tha cabin...now!
I's gonna die... either by the whip or from the spider bite... so what have ah got to lose?...