The House Girl - Part Two: Lina, Josephine, Dorothea; Chapters 4-6 Summary & Analysis

Tara Conklin
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The fourth chapter of “Part Two: Lina, Josephine, Dorothea,” is titled “Josephine” and told in past tense. Josephine went to the slave quarters that evening and briefly saw Lottie and her husband, Winton. Lottie said they were too old to run away with Josephine. At Josephine's request, Nathan drew a map in the dirt, detailing the way to the undertaker's farm. He urged her not to run, saying the patrollers were watching. She knew she would go anyway. She spent some time with Miss Lu who seemed frantic to finish some of her art. Miss Lu said that would be her last evening in the studio, hinting that she expected to die that night. Josephine soothed her and helped her to the bedroom. There, Miss Lu said she knew Josephine was preparing to run away. She promised she...

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