The House Girl - Part One: Josephine, Lina; Chapters 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

Tara Conklin
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The third chapter of “Part One: Josephine, Lina,” is titled “Josephine,” is told in past tense, and picks up where the previous chapter about this character left off. Josephine was going about her work but she was excited over her decision. She helped Missus Lu get dressed for Dr. Vickers's visit. Josephine had watched over the winter as Miss Lu suffered a series of seizures. Mister first declined to call the doctor. Miss Lu began mistaking words for which Josephine could find no pattern. Mister eventually agreed to call Dr. Vickers, the only person Miss Lu would agree to see. The plantation, meanwhile, was facing problems. Mister worked in the fields most days because there were too few slaves to do the work.

On the day of Dr. Vickers' visit, Josephine found Miss Lu in the room designated as...

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