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Uncle Tom's Children Chapter Summary & Analysis - "Long Black Song," Part 2 Summary

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"Long Black Song," Part 2 Summary

As he leaves Sarah lying awake in her bed, the salesman tries to close the deal on the graphophone. He offers various discounts and payment options, which the stunned and shocked Sarah cannot accept or decline. He leaves the graphophone and says he will come back the next morning. Sarah drifts between sleep and waking, until she hears the jingle of Silas' wagon. Silas enters the room happy. He has gotten a good price, 250 dollars, for his cotton and bought ten more acres of land. He also mentions offhand that Tom was in town. Silas looks at the graphophone and asks Sarah about it. She quotes the discounted price the salesman offered, forty dollars, different from the one written on it, fifty dollars, and Silas gets suspicious and angry. He throws the machine out the door, where it shatters...

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