A slave and family friend of Linda’s, who finds a way for her to escape on a ship heading towards Philadelphia. Linda is grateful that Peter takes huge risks to secure her freedom, even though he knows it will bring no benefit to him. In one of the narrative’s most affecting passages, she contrasts his strength of character with the fact that legally, he’s not even considered a person.
Peter Quotes in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
The Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl quotes below are all either spoken by Peter or refer to Peter. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Dover Thrift Editions edition of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl published in 2001.).
Peter Character Timeline in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
The timeline below shows where the character Peter appears in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Twenty: New Perils
Chapter Twenty-Five: Competition in Cunning
Chapter Twenty-Nine: Preparations for Escape
...James, whose case Linda =described earlier). Frightened, Grandmother persuades Linda not to go. She tells Peter to give the spot on the ship to Fanny instead, and he approaches Aggie without... (full context)
Chapter Thirty: Northward Bound