Ragtime - Chapters 7-9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7. Leaving the Tombs one day, Evelyn Nesbit notices no reporters are following her. She takes the opportunity to explore the city, ordering her driver to take her to the Lower East Side. A beautiful little girl catches her eye and when Evelyn Nesbit approaches the girl, she notices a length of clothesline attached to her wrist connects her to an old man’s waist. Tateh, now a silhouette artist, explains to Evelyn Nesbit many children are stolen from their parents and sold into slavery. Evelyn Nesbit demands to know where the girl’s parents are and Tateh tells her his family’s story. Touched by his story, Evelyn Nesbit continues to visit Tateh and the little girl. The press accuses her of having multiple affairs with other men, but Evelyn cares little for what they write in the papers. One day, failing to find Tateh and...

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