Chapters One through Four
• Mehuru is a high ranking priest in Africa who must tell villages not to slave trade anymore.
• Siko is Mehuru's slave who assists Mehuru.
• Frances Scott is a single, 35 year old woman whose parents are deceased.
• Josiah Cole is a trader who proposes a business type marriage to Frances via letter.
• Sarah Cole is Josiah's sister who opposes his marriage
• Josiah works from the docks awaiting one of his three ships: The Lily, Rose, and Daisy.
• Josiah promises Frances they will buy a nice house if she accepts his proposal.
• Frances accepts Josiah's proposal.
• Mehuru and Siko are knocked unconscious and taken prisoner by slave traders.
• Frances marries Josiah even though he is of lower class.
• Josiah and Frances do not consummate the marriage on their wedding night.
• Sarah Cole shows Frances her new job and explains the trade.
• Mehuru is...
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