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Uncle Tom's Cabin: Novel Summary: Chapters 13-15

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Chapter 13: Eliza finds a home in the Quaker settlement to where she was brought.  One day, she sat sewing and talking about her plans to go on to Canada when good news was brought to the people around her.  Eliza's husband George would be coming to the settlement that evening.  Ecstatic, Eliza was told the news and in her jubilation, she fainted.  The next thing she knew, she was reunited with her husband.  The next morning, the people of the household sat down to breakfast, and George was astonished that he could feel on equal terms with the white men in the room.  He was also grateful that for once, his wife and his child would belong to him, and not to another man.
Chapter 14: While Uncle Tom rode to boat with Mr. Haley down to New Orleans, he spent most of his time observing.  In that time, he began watching a little blonde girl Eva as she played about the boat.  Eva and Tom soon became friends and one day when Tom was helping some men on the craft; Eva fell off the side.  Before her father could go in after her, Tom had dove into the water and rescued the child.  Her father, Augustine St. Clare was grateful, and when Eva asked her father to buy Tom, he conceded easily.  St. Clare planned to make Tom his wife's coachman, and Tom was quite happy with the new arrangement. 
Chapter 15: Augustine St. Clare was the heir to a Louisiana fortune.  He grew up with relatives in Vermont, and fell in love with a girl there.  After having his heart broken through a series of misconceptions, Augustine married a beautiful southern belle.  He found out later that his true love had loved him back, and was destitute at his choice of brides.  Marie St. Clare, the woman he married, was selfish and after the birth of their child, Eva, exceptionally sickly.  She too was an heiress, and Augustine gave in to her every desire.  Due to her illness, she could not properly take care of and chaperone Eva, so St. Clare had gone back to his family in Vermont to ask his cousin, Ophelia, to go to Louisiana and help raise his daughter.  She agreed, and they met up with Tom on the ship as the family was making its way back from Vermont.  The family including Tom went back to the St. Clare household where both Ophelia and Tom were introduced to the sickly, Marie.  They were greeted by a butler Adolph who was wearing his masters clothing and this sets the stage for the discussion on the treatment of slaves. 




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