Uncle Tom's Cabin - Chapters 30, 31 and 32 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 30, 31 and 32 Summary

Tom and the other slaves from the St. Clare house arrive at the slave warehouse run by a man named Mr. Skeggs, whose intention it is to treat the new arrivals as best as can be expected so they will be fed, cleaned and hopefully in better spirits, which will bring better money on the auction block. Mr. Skeggs uses the antics of his own slave, named Sambo, to help pick up the spirits of the slaves, but Sambo just taunts them and derides them into dancing and singing in preparation for sale.

Two slaves in the women's quarters, a woman named Susan, and her daughter Emmeline, are in deep distress at the prospect of being separated at the sale tomorrow. It is clear from their gentle demeanors and clothing the women have been treated well, in a fine home before their arrival here. Emmeline...

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