A Respectable Trade - Chapters Twenty-Five through Twenty-Eight Summary & Analysis

Philippa Gregory
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Chapters Twenty-Five through Twenty-Eight Summary

Josiah tells Frances to sell the little boy remaining in the house but Frances stalls, saying that it would be bad for business to sell a slave who was not healthy and who died. She also tells Josiah that Mehuru will not be sold so that he can help teach future shipments. Josiah and Sarah argue heatedly over the Hot Wells, with Josiah saying that this is the way to make money and Sarah insisting that to go into debt is a serious mistake. Sarah says that Josiah had promised their father that she would share in running the business and Josiah counters that he'd never promised she could "rule the roost." He then breaks the news that he has an office at the quayside and that he's taken on the services of a clerk to deal...

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