Wench - Part III: (1853): Chapters 30 - 33 Summary & Analysis

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Part III: (1853): Chapters 30 - 33 Summary

The women do their best to take care of Sweet after the death of her children. She has lost five children in a year, and can no longer take care of herself. The women find her lying naked on her bed, starved of food and water. Mawu takes over, feeding Sweets as if she is an infant, breaking off small pieces of bread, dipping them in water, and slipping them between Sweet's dehydrated lips. Meanwhile, Lizzie uses a small chalkboard and white chalk to teach Reenie how to read and write. The first word she teaches her to write is her own name. A few days later, Sweet's master arranges for the black porter to take the women into town to buy something nice for Sweet in the hopes of cheering her up. Lizzie doesn't trust the...

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