The Slave Dancer - Home and After Summary & Analysis

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Home and After Summary

Jessie is frightened of being in the dark woods by himself. The path is difficult to stay on, and Jessie feels torn between moving quickly or staying where he is until daylight. Jessie is mostly frightened by the idea of a snake biting him. Jessie comes to the first marker Daniel had given him and feels comforted. Eventually, Jessie is on a rutted road and spies a sail on the sea, which makes him wonder what sort of ship it is. Jessie passes through a marsh, eats his dinner that Daniel has given him, and sleeps in an abandoned wagon. Jessie passes two more of Daniel's markers the next day, one a pile of stones with human figures painted on each and the other a gray cabin. That night, Jessie sleeps in the open air.

The next morning, Jessie...

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