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Uncle Tom's Children Chapter Summary & Analysis - "Down by the Riverside," Part 5 Summary

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"Down by the Riverside," Part 5 Summary

As Mann and Brinkley head toward the Heartfield house, they have to avoid much debris, even a house that has started to float. As they get closer, Mann starts to worry what will happen when the Heartfields see him. Mann wants to tell Brinkley, hoping that Brinkley will help a fellow black man, but he is afraid that they have come too far and cannot turn back. Mann has recurring memories of Mrs. Heartfield.

Mann and Brinkley find the house. Brinkley calls out to the Heartfields, and they answer. Mrs. Heartfield's head pokes from the window. Suddenly their house breaks free and starts drifting down the street. Brinkley and Mann follow it, pulling up alongside when it comes to rest. Mann climbs in a window with an axe and a flashlight. He finds the family. The boy...

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