Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
by Harriet Jacobs
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Chapter 41 Summary
Free At Last
- Finally, Dr. Flint has died. Free at last!
- Not so fast.
- His daughter and her husband (Mr. and Mrs. Dodge) arrive in New York. They're short on money and think this would be a perfect time to get some value out of Linda.
- Not to mention her kids, whom they claim they still own.
- After an extended game of hide-and-seek, Mrs. Bruce finally manages to buy Linda free.
- Linda is happy, but not that happy. She'd really prefer not to be bought and sold at all.
- Aunt Martha lives long enough to know that Linda has been freed, and then dies. Uncle Phillip follows soon after.
- Linda is free, but she still wishes she had a home of her own for her children.
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