Uncle Tom's Cabin - Chapter 37 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 37 Summary

The story moves back to the plight of George and Eliza, who are staying at the Ohio home of a Quaker woman named Aunt Dorcas, who has nursed Tom Lokar back to health. Tom was the one wounded by George on the night of the escape, three weeks ago. In gratitude for his care and return to health, Tom reveals there is a party of slave hunters waiting for George, Eliza and Harry in Sandusky, where the little family plans to cross Lake Erie into Canada. This provident information allows the slaves to create disguises for themselves and their child. Eliza's hair is cut and she is dressed in men's clothing so that her overall appearance is now masculine. Harry, on the other hand, is dressed to look like a little girl in the hopes that the slave traders will not recognize him.

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