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St. Clare introduces Miss Ophelia to the plantation and the servants.
He has many conversations with Miss Ophelia about the problems with slavery, including the fact that he thinks it’s hypocrisy to defend it on religious grounds.
St. Clare describes his attempts to reform slavery to Miss Ophelia. It frustrated him so much that he left the plantation life. But he didn’t free his slaves – no, he just uses them to help him spend money rather than to help him make money.
Eva elicits a promise from St. Clare to free Tom when she dies.
When Eva dies, St. Clare resolves to do something for the poor and lowly. He starts by letting Tom know that he plans to make him a free man.
That night, St. Clare is wounded in a knife fight at a local pub.
He repents of his sins and becomes a Christian on his deathbed.