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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Chapter 31, Incidents in Philadelphia Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 31, Incidents in Philadelphia Summary and Analysis

Upon arriving in Philadelphia, the ship's captain continues to go out of his way to help them. Linda, who has never been to a big city, is overwhelmed by the sights and sounds of Philadelphia, but consciously makes an effort not to stand out or noticeably appear to be an outsider.

She and Fanny meet Rev. Durham, a kind black minister, who is sympathetic to her cause. Rev. and Mrs. Durham take Linda into their home as a guest, and find a place for Fanny to stay as well. The Durhams also introduce Linda to the anti-slavery society, who agree to help Linda and Fanny by arranging their passage to New York.

Her nearly idyllic experience is tainted when she is unable to obtain a first-class train ticket, and she is informed that, as an...

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