- "My employer is in need of a good weaver and seamstress for his household. How much?"
"I don’t want to sell Ayisha. She’s too good at her craft."
- ―Ian Mercer and Roger Dalton
Roger Dalton was a wealthy English land owner in west Africa. He owned a plantation with many slaves. He grew food to supply the slave ships. Two of the slaves who worked on his plantation were Ayisha and Tarek, the inhabitants of the legendary island of Kerma. However he did not know this.