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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Chapter 33, A Home Found Summary & Analysis

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Linda is concerned that she will have difficulty finding a job since her particular situation makes it impossible for her to provide references from past employers. Still, she finds a job with a kind English woman who demonstrates little, if any, racial prejudice. Linda is hesitant to confide to Mrs. Bruce, her employer, that she is a runaway slave. Nonetheless, Mrs. Bruce helps in any way she can, considering Linda's reservations. When Linda's body, still weak from seven years of confinement, cannot handle the extent to which she was required to go up and down stairs, Mrs. Bruce limits the number of stairs her servant is required to climb and hires a physician to tend her aching body. At one point, Mrs. Bruce offers to open her home to Ellen and to provide her with quality medical care, but Mrs. Hobbs will not consent to it.

While Mrs. Hobbs later justified her position by claiming that this decision is based on her fear for Ellen's safety in Manhattan, It is clear to Linda at this point that the Hobbs' are rearing Linda to be a slave in their home. She feels deceived and betrayed by Mr. Sands, who promised her that the children would be emancipated. Linda is particularly afraid of this since the Hobbses are evidently having some financial problems and may be tempted to sell Ellen to take care of their debts.

At the end of the chapter, Linda is found by her brother, William, and the two are happily reunited.

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