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The System of the World Chapter Summary & Analysis - Epilogs 4: Summary

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Epilogs 4: Summary

Carolina, November 1714

The Shaftoe boys, Danny and Jimmy, kill the overseer of the property they are working on in Carolina because he has taken to beating Toomba, their black friend, to within an inch of his life.

Epilogs 4: Analysis

The property the Shaftoe boys were promised never materializes, so they are sent to work on a ranch in Carolina. Believing that all men are created equal regardless of color, the Shaftoe boys will not stand by and witness the continual beating of their black friend. They retaliate and kill the white overseer before heading for the hills.

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