Song of Solomon - Chapters 14-15 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 14, Milkman returns to Susan's home, who gives him the answers he needs to fill the gaps in his family history. She tells him Sing went North on a wagon with Jake, who belonged to a tribe of flying African children, who were the descendants of Solomon. Solomon and Ryna were slaves on a cotton plantation. Together they had twenty-one sons, and Jake was the youngest. When Solomon flew back to Africa from Virginia, he tried to take Jake with him, but dropped him. Jake fell into Heddy's yard. After Ryna was driven insane by her abandonment, Heddy raised Jake as one of her own. Eventually, Heddy had another son named Crow Bird (later called Crowell Bird), who was Susan Byrd's father. Meanwhile, Jake and Heddy's daughter Singing Bird (later called Sing) secretly ran away together.

As Chapter 15 starts, Milkman is frantic to get back Shalimar...

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