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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Study Guide Chapter 30, Northward Bound Summary & Analysis

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Linda says goodbye to her family and Peter, the kind friend who has provided her with this chance for escape, and boards the ship for Philadelphia. On board the ship she finds Fanny, who has no idea that Linda has been hiding in her grandmother's house all these years, and is pleasantly surprised to see her.

While the two old friends are happily reunited and enjoy each other's company on the trip, Fanny does not take pity on Linda when she hears of the hardships she bore in her hiding place, because unlike Linda, Fanny cannot look forward to being reunited with her children, who have been sold to a slave trader and taken far away to new masters.

The captain of the ship appears to be friendly, helpful, and sympathetic to the two fugitive slave women, but Linda finds it difficult to trust him, due to the dishonesty and betrayal she has suffered from white men in the past. He seems somewhat hurt, at the end of the voyage, that Linda still has little confidence in him. In retrospect, Linda believes that this ship's captain probably was an honest and decent man who was worthy of her trust.

After ten days of travel, Linda and Fanny arrive in Philadelphia.

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