Abe Lincoln in Illinois - Act 1, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 3 Summary

This scene takes place at the home of Judge and Mrs. Green near New Salem. The two are reading and sewing respectively when they hear a knock at the door. The Judge and Mrs. Green comment that it doesn't sound like Abe's knock and it is actually Josh Speed, Abe's long time friend. Josh has heard that Abe is in town and has been staying with the Greens.

The Green's tell him that Abe is out at the Rutledge Farm because Ann has been stricken with the brain sickness that has been fatal for so many lately. However, they have every confidence that Ann will pull through.

Abe had rushed down from Vandalia the moment he heard that she was sick. Abe is in love and she is all he can think about, but Josh wonders if she returns the feelings. Judge Green tells him...

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