The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Book 1, Chapters 5-6 Summary

Ernest J. Gaines

Book 1, Chapters 5-6 Summary

Miss Jane cannot decide which way to go. The river is too wide and too deep to cross, but she does not know if she should turn right or left. She asks Ned to decide, and they follow his suggestion. They walk for a very long time until they hear voices. Miss Jane hides in the bushes again and insists that Ned be quiet. She listens to the conversation, and when she hears the word nigger, she realizes that the voices she is hearing must belong to slaves.

She runs out from the bushes and is amazed at what she finds. There is a large group of black people sitting next to a big wagon filled with furniture. She cannot fathom how slaves could possess that much furniture. Then she sees a white woman and two white...

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