A Respectable Trade - Chapters Eighteen through Twenty-one Summary & Analysis

Philippa Gregory
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Chapters Eighteen through Twenty-one Summary

After the departure of the Daisy, Josiah arrives at the coffeehouse where many of the traders meet, where he's welcomed to the tables reserved by the Venturers. Josiah, having been coached by Frances, tells the men that his wife is teaching slaves in their home and that they are using only those slaves for house servants. He tells them that one of the slaves is in training for Lady Scott, which prompts an series of orders for the slaves, despite the outrageous price Josiah names. Asked how he arrived at that price, he admits that it's the price Frances has named based on what Lady Scott was willing to pay for those being trained for her needs. Stephen Waring turns the conversation to a business venture, naming a potential investment amount. At home, Josiah tells Frances about...

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