A Respectable Trade - Chapters Ten through Thirteen Summary & Analysis

Philippa Gregory
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Chapters Ten through Thirteen Summary

Frances and Sarah receive word that Josiah is bringing home company and he returns with Sir Charles Fairley and his daughter, Honoria. Sir Charles says that he is in the country from Jamaica to conduct some business and to introduce his daughter to society, obviously with an eye toward marriage. Sir Charles buys many slaves from Josiah and freely shares his ideas about the best way to handle slaves. For example, he says that slaves understand nothing except regular beatings, that they can remember nothing without having it beaten into them, and says that he spends a great deal of time trying to think up new forms of punishment that will work. Honoria interrupts and Sir Charles notes that his daughter has a sensitivity to the subject but goes on later in the meal to say that...

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