Song of Solomon - Study Guide Part 2, Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Milkman returns to Susan Byrd's house and this time she is very warm and very friendly as she invites him in. Surprised at the change in Susan's demeanor, Milkman sits down and he asks Susan about Sing. Of course, Susan admits that she was withholding information on his last visit and had Grace, a notorious gossip, not been there, she would have told Milkman all about Sing and Old Macon.

Susan explains that Sing was actually Singing Bird, a Native American. As well, Sing was Susan's aunt and she left with Jake, Milkman's father, and several other slaves on a wagon going north. However, Susan does not know what happened to her after that.

Furthermore, Susan says that there is a legend that Milkman's great-grandfather Solomon had 21 sons, but Jake was the only one he tried to take with him when he quite literally flew...

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