Uncle Tom's Cabin - Chapters 18, 19 and 20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 18, 19 and 20 Summary

Back in New Orleans, Tom is adjusting to life at the St. Clare household and has become a personal favorite of Augustine's, which infuriates the haughty Adolph. Tom is able to help with the shopping while exercising some economies, which pleases Augustine, who is not able to exercise the same restraint regarding finances. Tom becomes more comfortable with Augustine and even tries to counsel his young master on the evils of the drinking and frivolous lifestyle which does not include religion. One night after Augustine has come home drunk again, Tom begs Augustine to please stop his errant behavior for the sake of his everlasting soul. Tom's pleas touch Augustine, as Tom is the only one in the household brave enough to intervene on his master's behalf, so Augustine vows not to drink again.

While Tom attempts to take care of Augustine's spiritual well-being, Miss...

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