Uncle Tom's Cabin - Chapters 14, 15 and 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 14, 15 and 16 Summary

The story now reverts to the situation regarding Uncle Tom, who is still aboard the riverboat headed for New Orleans and the slave auction. Mr. Haley has been impressed by Tom's gentle nature and subservient behavior and removes Tom's shackles, which allow Tom to walk around the ship. During Tom's walks he sees a beautiful blonde girl of about five years of age who seems almost divine in her appearance and gentle manner.

The girl, whose name is Evangeline but is called Eva, befriends Tom and the big Negro man and the tiny blonde girl become friends. Eva asks her father, Augustine St. Clare, to buy Tom so that he may go home with them, but Augustine is not on a slave buying expedition. Augustine and Eva are returning home from New England where the father and daughter traveled to escort Augustine's aunt, Miss Ophelia...

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