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Narrative of Sojourner Truth - Study Guide Entry #5 and #6, The Auction and Death of Mau-Mau Bett Summary & Analysis

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Entry #5, The Auction: This was a terrifying time for Sojourner's family. Sojourner and Peter and Bett were to be sold. The question came up about taking care of Bomefree who had been a faithful slave. Since he was older and infirm, the masters decided to allow Bett her freedom as long as she took care of Bomefree. They were allowed to stay in the dark, damp cellar. Bett had to find ways to work to keep them from starving. Sojourner believes that her mother lived a few years after she was set free. Sojourner visited her mother and father two or three times during the years. Sojourner was too young to have a real understanding of time so isn't sure how long her mother lived.

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