Objects & Places from Nightjohn

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Waller Plantation

This is the main setting of the novel. This is the location where Sarny was born and has lived all her life.

The North

This generalized setting is where Nightjohn went when he escaped slavery.

Breeding Shack

This location is where the plantation owner sends sexually mature girls to mate.

Spring House

This location is where Waller prefers to carry out his whippings.


This is the first word that Sarny learns to write. When she writes it in the dirt, she is discovered by Waller.

Pit School

This setting is where John teaches night classes at the end of the novel.


One of Sarny's jobs on the plantation is to chew this substance and spit the juice on the rose bushes.


When John first arrives at the plantation, he offers to make a trade with Sarny. This is what John offers in the...

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