Wolf by the Ears - April 1820 Summary & Analysis

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April 1820 Summary

Harriet has to wait a week before she has the opportunity to go into the master's rooms and search her mother's secret room. In the afternoon while Harriet's mother is on Mulberry Row and when the master has taken Martha and her children calling, Harriet slips into the master's rooms. There is a door at the foot of the master's bed, and Harriet opens it, revealing a staircase. The room above is small and octagonal in shape, with windows that look out on the mountains. Harriet thinks it is like being in a bird's nest.

The room contains a bed, a clothespress, a washbasin and pitcher and a copper bathtub. However, the clothes are what grab Harriet's attention. They are beautiful, the kind of clothes that Martha Randolph and her daughters might wear, finely stitched and made out of the finest fabrics. There...

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