Uncle Tom's Cabin - Study Guide Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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The story turns now to Eliza and Harry's escape as mother and son have been given refuge at the home of a Quaker family in Indiana. The cozy, warm home of Simeon and Rachel Halliday is a welcome reprieve from the terror and exhaustion which have plagued Eliza for the past several days. The Hallidays offer Eliza a permanent home but Eliza must forge on to Canada to be with her husband, George.

The Hallidays and their neighbors in the Quaker community provide warm clothes, food and sweet treats for Eliza and Harry in the first acts of kindness Eliza has experienced since leaving Mrs. Shelby back in Kentucky. Later that day, Simeon comes home with the news that more runaway slaves will be arriving at the home tonight and George, Eliza's husband, will be among them. The shock of this news makes Eliza faint and when...

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