Section 2 Summary

In Part II, the character Nat Turner reviews some of his history. He remains in jail, awaiting his hanging. He is cold and feverish.

His first recounted memory is when he was twelve and was living at Turner's Mill. Because his mother is a house servant, Nat also works inside, as opposed to toiling in the fields. His chores include helping his mother in the kitchen and waiting on the family when they are at the table. One particular memory deals with a dinner served to a visiting guest, a traveling farm implement salesman from the North. Though Nat does not recall the salesman's name, he does remember how the man praised the spring season, especially as experienced in Virginia. The salesman states that Virginia has the...

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