Study Guide

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Chapter 39

By Harriet Jacobs

Chapter 39

The Confession

  • One day, Linda tries to tell Ellen who her father is.
  • Actually, Ellen already knows all about it. Mr. Sands's white daughter Fanny had a nurse who told her years ago.
  • William sends Ellen off to a boarding school in a New York village.
  • Linda lives with Isaac and Amy Post, Quaker abolitionists, for a year. She treasures her time with them.

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