The Good Lord Bird - Part II: Chapters 15 - 16 Summary & Analysis

James McBride
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Chapter 15 is titled "Squeezed." Henry didn't say anything to anyone about what he'd seen. A few days later, Pie came and apologized to him for her behavior and invited him to resume tutoring her in reading. Henry attempted to do so, but because he did not treat her as usual, she got frustrated and kicked him out.

Henry resolved to run away to freedom. He began to drink a lot, and became popular entertainment with the customers in the saloon. The customers began to pursue "Henrietta" more. Chase returned and he and Henry bonded drunkenly over their mutual love of Pie, who now refused to see anyone but customers. Chase made a pass at Henry, but Henry avoided him.

There continued to be resentment toward Judge Fuggett on the part of slave owners over the executions. As a result, the judge...

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