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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl


by Harriet Jacobs

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Chapter 20 Summary

New Perils

  • Trying a new tactic, Dr. Flint has Uncle Phillip arrested and jailed. Bet he's sorry he came back South now.
  • Even after Phillip is eventually released, Dr. Flint stakes out Aunt Martha’s house.
  • Time for a new hiding place.
  • Linda dresses up in a sailor's uniform and leaves Betty's house. A guy named Peter rows her out to the really ominously named Snaky Swamp, where Linda hides out for the night.
  • The swamp, as you might suspect, is full of snakes.
  • The next morning, only slightly traumatized, Linda heads to her new hiding spot.

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