The Good Lord Bird - Part I: Chapters 8 - 9 Summary & Analysis

James McBride
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Chapter 8 is titled "A Bad Omen." John Brown intended to wait for three days for the release of his two sons, but a problem arose that made this difficult. The first morning, an ally came to inform Brown that the Missourians were heading to his homestead near Osawatomie to burn it down. Since he had promised his sons' wives not to leave until their husbands were returned, he decided to send Owen, Fred, Bob, Henry, and the rest of the men to investigate and report back. He instructed them to leave "Onion" in Osawatomie. Brown told Henry he was sorry for removing him from battle despite his bravery. Henry did not recall doing anything but cower from the bullets, but Brown had his own perspective. Henry was very happy to hear he would be out of the fight, but tried not...

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