Roots - Chapters 111-120 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 111-120 Summary

Another baby girl is born to Tom and Irene, and the following morning the whole family as well as the Master and Mistress troop in to see her. She is to be called Ellen after Irene's mother. Tom invites everyone to their cabin on the following Saturday evening for the family tradition in which the new baby is told the story of Kunta Kinte. The outside news is of many Confederate triumphs. In Spring 1862 Sheriff Cates comes to ask Master Murray to let Tom do the horse-shoeing at the training camp for the new cavalry unit he is commanding. Tom would work alternate weeks for Cate and Murray for the duration of the war.

During Tom's second week at the camp, he is awakened one night by a noise from one of the nearby garbage tents. On investigating he sees a...

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