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Fever, 1793

Fever, 1793


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.

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