Uncle Tom's Children - Study Guide "Down by the Riverside," Part 4 Summary & Analysis

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The waters rise quickly after the levee fails. The soldiers need men who can drive boats, regardless of race, and allow one of the black men with Mann, named Brinkley, to start ferrying people away from the hospital. Mann goes along as a partner. Mann wonders if he can trust Brinkley and tell him what happened with Heartfield. Mann does not have a chance to tell his story before they get to the hospital, which now has water covering its first floor. Inside the hospital, the colonel takes Mann aside, giving him and ax and telling him to stand on a table and knock a hole in the ceiling. Mann does, temporarily losing his memories of the bad things that have happened this night. He has to work fast, as the waters are rising quickly. He pulls...

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