“Well, it’s all right anyway, Jim, long as you’re going to be rich again some time or other.”
“Yes; en I’s rich now, come to look at it. I owns mysef, en I’s wuth eight hund’d dollars. I wisht I had de money, I wouldn’ want no mo’.”

– Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 8, Huck and Jim. Jim says he is worth eight hundred dollars because that is how much Miss Watson was planning to sell him for before his great escape. This quote is a devastating critique of slavery. It also foreshadows Jim becoming rich at the end of the novel.