The Good Lord Bird - Part III: Chapters 19 - 20 Summary & Analysis

James McBride
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Chapter 19 is titled "Smelling Like Bear." Henry didn't tell Brown about his experience with Douglass, fearing to disappoint him. He did know, however, that Brown generally didn't change his opinion about people as long as they were anti-slavery. Henry and Brown left Rochester, and Brown told Henry that Douglass had made him an important promise. They evaded any following federal agents by taking a train toward Chicago, but disembarking in the Allegheny Mountains near Pittsburgh. Brown shared with Henry that he grew up in the area. He told Henry that God had led him here because this was a place an army of ex-slaves fighting for freedom could hide and survive, but Henry didn't understand what he was planning.

They hiked to a nearby town and caught a train to Boston. On the train, Brown informed Henry that they would have...

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