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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Study Guide Chapter 19, The Children Sold Summary & Analysis

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Dr. Flint eventually consents to sell Benny, Ellen, and William to a slave trader (who is working for Mr. Sands) for much more than their typical market value. As the children are unaware that they are being purchased by their father to be returned to their great-grandmother, they are frightened when they leave the jail, are sold, and are led off to their unknown fate. Later, when they are handed over to Aunt Marthy, there is much celebration. The reader later learns that William has been taken into the service of Mr. Sands, and while William still resents being a slave, he certainly considers his new master to be an improvement over Dr. Flint.

Unfortunately, Linda is not around to take part in the joyous festivities. From her hiding place, she is ignorant of the fate of her children. She is held in agonizing suspense for hours until her friend Betty comes to see her and informs her of the children's happy situation.

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