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The Keepers of the House - Book of Margaret Summary & Analysis

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Book of Margaret Summary

Margaret was the child of Abner's black daughter and a passing white surveyor. Margaret's mother stayed at her father's home for seven years following the birth of Margaret. Every day she waited for her beau to return. Eventually, however, she left and headed towards Mobile in the hopes of a reunion. Margaret was left behind and raised beside her cousins. Although her skin was dark, everyone was aware of her heritage and she was held at a distance. There was an unspoken rule that she was different from the rest. Margaret took to sleeping outside, either in the barn or in a hollowed out tree, trying to escape her extended relatives who lived in Abner's house. No one seemed to miss her presence and Margaret did not feel the need to return for any reason other than food. Margaret's connection to her family...

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