I'm reading Uncle Tom's Cabin now. It contains:
He fetched me a good sum, too, for I bought him cheap of a man that was 'bliged to sell out; so I realized six hundred on him.
I can't understand the parts
- "I bought him cheap of a man"
- "that was obliged to sell out"
Does it mean to say that I bought him cheaply? Then is there any grammar like [adjective(cheap)+ of + person(a man)]?
And for the second part "that was obliged to sell out" — does this mean he will be sold?