Wolf by the Ears - May 15, 1822 Summary & Analysis

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May 15, 1822 Summary

Martha and Harriet nearly have a fight. Martha says it is a pity that Harriet's father never cared about her like Jefferson does. Martha says that Harriet's father is Peter Carr, Thomas Jefferson's nephew. This is why Jefferson takes such good care of Sally and her children. Jefferson feels bad for what his nephew did. Harriet handles the news well, but she is not happy about it.

May 17, 1822. Harriet runs into Beverly on the grounds. Harriet is pleased to find Beverly happy for the first time in a long time. Beverly tells her that he has decided to leave a live as a free black man, but he does not know when yet. Beverly has decided to leave in secret and to not tell Jefferson before he goes. Harriet knows that Beverly is only doing this because he is angry. Harriet tries to...

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