Wench - Part II (1842 - 1849): Chapters 16 - 19 Summary & Analysis

Dolen Perkins-Valdez
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Part II (1842 - 1849): Chapters 16 - 19 Summary

Fran calls Lizzie away from Mr. Goodfellow, the one-eyed horse, saying that she wants to introduce her to someone. The man is wearing a crisp black hat, and he smells of tobacco. The man wants to know if Lizzie can cook and whether or not she has any children. Lizzie is such a fine specimen of a slave that he wants to know what the catch it. It is clear now that Fran is trying to sell Lizzie, and that she is trying to make a quick transaction before Drayle can return from the fields to stop her. The man runs his hands along Lizzie's body, squeezing her breasts, before announcing that he'll take her. Lizzie bites her lips until they bleed because she knows she cannot protest. The man wraps a musty blanket around...

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