Study Guide

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Chapter 17

By Harriet Jacobs

Chapter 17

The Flight

  • Linda is out of there.
  • She escapes the plantation in the middle of the night. First, she heads off to tell her friend Sally that she's run away. Then, she sneaks away to the house of a friend who will hide her.
  • When Mr. Flint realizes Linda has run away, he searches Aunt Martha's house.
  • Dr. Flint gets involved by placing a runaway slave ad for her.

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