The Good Lord Bird - Part I: Chapters 6 - 7 Summary & Analysis

James McBride
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Chapter 6 is titled "Prisoner Again." Henry and Bob found that the region was overrun by armed patrols and the homesteaders were on high alert. They saw Yankees were fleeing back East, and everyone was afraid of John Brown and his men. Because Bob had papers to prove he was authorized to drive the wagon, they passed freely. They went to see Bob's Cousin Herbert to find out where Brown and his men were camped. Herbert was frightened at their request, and he told Bob to leave. When Herbert wondered what Bob was doing with a "young girl," Bob informed Herbert that Henry was John Brown's "property" and needed help to get back to him and to freedom. This information changed Herbert's attitude, but he was still reluctant to help. He asked many questions, and wondered why "she" looked so much like...

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