by Laurie Halse Anderson
Fever, 1793 Chapter 21 Summary
September 27th, 1793
- The young child's name, Mattie learns, is Nell, and her mother is a victim of the fever. After knocking on a few doors, Matilda is advised by the neighbors to find the two women delivering care baskets from Reverend Allen's group. They'll know what to do with the kid.
- As directed, Matilda heads to Fifth Street, south of Walnut. She catches a glimpse of a woman who she thinks she recognizes. Eliza?
- Matilda and Nell try to follow the woman but get harassed by a drunk in front of a tavern. They're directed to the Simon house, and Matilda learns that members of the Free African Society have just delivered rolls there.
- Back in the street, Matilda starts hollering Eliza's name. Eventually, someone answers from a window. Soon a door opens, and Mattie sees her friend Eliza.