Yellow Crocus - Section 4, Chapters 13 – 16 Summary & Analysis

Laila Ibrahim
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Chapter 13 – A few months later, Mattie realizes that she’s going to have a baby. She keeps the news a secret for as long as she can, knowing that when the Wainwrights find out, she’ll be sent back to the slave quarters and someone else will take care of Lisbeth. Eventually, she reveals the truth – first to Elizabeth, then to Mrs. Gray. By noon, she’s back in the slave quarters. The first night of Mattie’s absence, Lisbeth sings to herself the lullaby that Mattie always sang to her. As time passes, Lisbeth visits Mattie in the slave quarters as much as she can, even helping her pick out possible names for the new baby. Eventually Mattie gives birth to a baby girl she names Jordan, and pledges to her newborn daughter that they will never be separated – that they will...

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