Uncle Tom's Cabin - Chapters 4 and 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 4 and 5 Summary

Uncle Tom's cabin is described as a small log building with so many flowers that the logs are almost disguised. Each summer there is a berry patch and many types of annual- variety flowers. Aunt Chloe, who is Tom's wife and the head cook at the Shelby plantation, has just prepared supper and others are cleaning the table and washing up the dishes. Tom's and Chloe's sons, Mose and Pete, play with the baby.

Young Master George Shelby is at the table trying to teach Tom to write and Aunt Chloe comments on how bright George is and how good it is for him to teach Tom. After the lesson, the cabin is transformed to a meeting room where the other slaves come to sing and talk about the Bible. Master George stays to facilitate some of the evening's events and Uncle Tom assumes the...

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