Preface by the Author and Introduction by the Editor | Chapter 1, Childhood
• In the preface, the author notes that she has changed the names of several characters including her own.
• The author tells the reader that all of the significant stories and drama are true.
• The editor backs up the author's claim that all of the stories are true.
• At age six, Linda's mother passes away and it is at this point that Linda realizes she is a slave.
• When Linda is 12, her kind mistress passes away and Linda is hurt by the fact that she isn't granted her freedom.
• The reader also finds out that Aunt Marthy is Linda's maternal grandmother.
Chapter 2, The New Master and Mistress | Chapter 3, The Slave's New Year's Day
• Linda is bequeathed to the five year old niece of her kind mistress and becomes the property of Dr. and Mrs. Flint.
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