Copper Sun - Part Six: Polly Summary & Analysis

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Part Six: Polly Summary

One morning, a few weeks after the alligator hunting incident, Mr. Derby runs into the slave quarters shouting that Mrs. Derby is in labor. Teenie, Polly, and Amari rush to Mrs. Derby's bedside to help with the delivery while Mr. Derby goes into town for the doctor. When they reach Mrs. Derby's bedside, the woman is clearly in anguish. She desperately begs the girls to help her, and they assure that they will get the baby out. Mrs. Derby wails that she is going to die and she continually begs the girls to help her save her baby. Polly assures Mrs. Derby that she is not going to die, that they are going to take good care of her, but Mrs. Derby just cries and shakes her head. Polly grabs the baby as it slips from Mrs. Derby's body...

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