akorn - Mighty Old Tales Retold

akorn - Mighty Old Tales Retold header image 1
May 22, 2022  

12 Years a Slave - Chapter 17

May 22, 2022

12 Years a Slave

Solomon Northup

Chapter 17

Wiley disregards the counsels of Aunt Phebe and Uncle Abram, and is caught by the patrollers—the organization and duties of the latter—Wiley runs away—speculations in regard to him—his unexpected return—his capture on Red River, and confinement in Alexandria jail—discovered by Joseph B. Roberts—subduing dogs in anticipation of escape—the fugitives in the great pine woods—captured by Adam Taydem and the Indians—Augustus killed by dogs—Nelly, Eldret’s slave woman—the story of Celeste—the concerted movement—Lew Cheney, the traitor—the idea of insurrection