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Dr. Flint gloats about how much money he's going to make when he sells off Linda's kids.
But he's still not interested in selling her. One day, Linda’s friends convince a slaveholder to offer to buy Linda and her family. (It's a little murky, but it seems like he's just acting as an agent for them?)
Dr. Flint refuses, of course, and then throws her son Benny across the room. Benny's okay, but he's passed out for so long that Linda thinks he's dead.
She's not sure if she's happy when he wakes up.
The reign of terror continues.
Finally, Dr. Flint tells Linda that she can either be his mistress or go to his son’s plantation, with—we think?—the implication that she's not going to be treated very well.