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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Chapter 27, New Destination for the Children Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 27, New Destination for the Children Summary and Analysis

Mr. Sands, now newly married, informs his new wife of his relationship to Benny and Ellen. His wife finds the children appealing and wishes to raise Benny in her own home. Her sister wants to adopt Ellen and raise her.

Linda is distrustful of this arrangement, and is afraid that the children may be reared for a life of slavery in the homes of Mr. Sands and his sister-in-law. She is even more afraid that Mr. Sands or his new in-laws may sell her children if they run into financial problems, but she feels powerless to do anything about it, since they are Mr. Sands' slaves and she is in hiding and believed to be either dead or in the northern states. Linda sends her grandmother to try to dissuade Mr...

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