The Kingdom of This World - Part One: V, De Profundis and VI, The Metamorphoses Summary & Analysis

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Part One: V, De Profundis and VI, The Metamorphoses Summary

In De Profundis, the Plaine du Nord, where the plantation is, is struck with an epidemic of poisoning. First, animals on the plantations begin dying. It's inexplicable to the white men. Then, the poisoning spreads to the houses. Men and their families begin to die. The funeral services need to be shortened to make enough time to honor all of the dead, and the people are terrified. The colonists take out their fear on the slaves, whipping them mercilessly. Nothing seems to be able to stop the death. M. Lenormand de Mézy's wife dies after eating an orange. A curfew and martial law rule the land. Finally, one of the slaves talks and the plantation owners learn that Macandal is behind the poisonings. To the slaves...

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