The Known World - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

Edward P. Jones
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Chapter 10 Summary

Caldonia has no appetite after Skiffington's visit, disappointing Moses when he delivers the evening report. She checked Henry's books and figures Alice, Priscilla, and Jamie are worth $1,500. Moses wonders how soon everyone will get over the disappearance. He tries to put his arm around Caldonia but she backs away and dismisses him. Caldonia goes to bed but cannot sleep. She imagines how exhausted the runaways must be. She wonders what Henry would say about this mess. She worries who else will flee, and who will remain. Would her household slaves remain? Would Moses? Caldonia is tempted to visit Henry's grave but does not want to disturb the household. Loretta knocks on her door, sensing Caldonia is upset and awake. Loretta does not know what is going on between Caldonia and Moses behind the parlor door, but knows it is not good for either...

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