Uncle Tom's Cabin - Study Guide Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Mr. and Mrs. Shelby have a restless night and sleep longer than normal the next morning. To Mrs. Shelby's dismay, Eliza does not answer her bell, even after three times and it is then that the news spreads that Eliza and Harry have escaped. Mrs. Shelby is secretly pleased with the news, but Mr. Shelby is furious at the awkward position he is now in with Mr. Haley, as might be expected.

Mr. Shelby bristles at the insinuation of misconduct over the deal but ultimately calms Mr. Haley with breakfast so that plans for retrieving the runaways can be determined. Mr. Shelby orders two other slaves, Sam and Andy, to prepare horses and get ready to help Mr. Haley in the search effort. Mrs. Shelby makes comments under her breath so that Sam and Andy understand that they are to ride slowly and to confuse the situation...

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