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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 20, New Perils Summary

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Chapter 20, New Perils Summary and Analysis

Dr. Flint, furious to see Linda's children living happily with their great-grandmother in his own town, has Uncle Phillip arrested on charges of helping Linda escape (of which the reader knows he is innocent). Although Phillip is cleared of these charges and is soon released from prison, Linda is upset that yet another innocent person is made to suffer on her account.

She also worries about the anxiety she is causing her benefactress (who has been hiding her for several months). She decides that she must move to a new hiding place, but realizes that this will be difficult, since Dr. Flint and his family are still vigilant in their search for her. Linda leaves her benefactress' home and hides in a swamp full of snakes and mosquitoes until a new hiding place can be prepared for her.

Linda's friend Peter comes to fetch her in the swamp when her hiding place has been made ready. Linda has been told very little—only that her Uncle Phillip has prepared her a new place of concealment in her grandmother's home. Linda finds it unlikely that she could be hidden in her grandmother's house since the Flint's are so familiar with it and because they would expect her to be hiding there. However, she does not argue as Peter leads her to her new home.

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