| Quote #4
I had heard that the poor slave had many friends in the north. I trusted we should find some of them. (31.1)
The "friends" are abolitionists, who often wanted to hear about fugitives' experiences in slavery. In a way, Linda's whole narrative is an attempt to make friends with as many white woman as possible.
| Quote #5
If he was desirous of being my friend, I thought he ought to know how far I was worthy of it. (31.4)
In Linda's model of friendship, friends are honest to one another about their faults—which is maybe one reason she is so honest in her book?
| Quote #6
“Place your trust in God, and be governed by good principles, and you will not fail to find friends.” (31.5)
Be good, and you'll have friends. Gee, that sounds a little conditional.