Louis Summary
Julius Lester

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Louis Summary

Louis is a slave who at the beginning of the story lives about a day's walk from the Ohio border. Having learned that his master plans to sell him, Louis makes a spur-of-the-moment decision to flee north to the big river on the other side of which, his mother told him, is freedom. The story is more than an account of a slave's escape; it tells of what help a fleeing slave could expect...

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