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A white, red-headed slave owner in Antebellum Maryland, and Dana’s ancestor. Rufus is a product of his time and culture, becoming harsher, more selfish, and crueler as the years go by and he is more immersed in the patriarchal slave-holding culture of the South. While Dana attempts to teach Rufus respect for all people regardless of race, Rufus is unable to overcome his upbringing and societal pressure. He loves Alice, but the obsessive and possessive nature of his affection provides a horrifying glimpse into an interracial relationship gone wrong. Throughout the novel, Butler uses Rufus to show the complicated relationship that slaves can have for their masters, as Dana comes to regard Rufus with a mix of fear, loathing, and even a small amount of affection. However, Rufus never learns to truly treat black people with respect and becomes an irredeemable character by the end of the novel.

Rufus Weylin Quotes in Kindred

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Chapter 2: The Fire Quotes

Alice Greenwood. How would she marry this boy? Or would it be marriage? And why hadn't someone in my family mentioned that Rufus Weylin was white? If they knew. Probably, they didn't. Hagar Weylin Blake had died in 1880, long before the time of any member of my family that I had known. No doubt most information about her life had died with her.

Related Characters: Dana (Edana) Franklin (speaker), Rufus Weylin, Alice Jackson (Greenwood), Hagar Weylin
Page Number: 28
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Chapter 4: The Fight Quotes

I said nothing. I was beginning to realize that he loved the woman—to her misfortune. There was no shame in raping a black woman, but there could be shame in loving one.
"I didn't want to just drag her off into the bushes," said Rufus. "I never wanted it to be like that. But she kept saying no. I could have had her in the bushes years ago if that was all I wanted."
"I know," I said.
"If I lived in your time, I would have married her. Or tried to."

Related Characters: Dana (Edana) Franklin (speaker), Rufus Weylin (speaker), Kevin Franklin, Alice Jackson (Greenwood)
Page Number: 124
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His father wasn't the monster he could have been with the power he held over his slaves. He wasn't a monster at all. Just an ordinary man who sometimes did the monstrous things his society said were legal and proper. But I had seen no particular fairness in him. He did as he pleased. If you told him he wasn't being fair, he would whip you for talking back.

Related Characters: Dana (Edana) Franklin (speaker), Rufus Weylin, Tom Weylin
Related Symbols: The Whip
Page Number: 134
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"Daddy's the only man I know," he said softly, "who cares as much about giving his word to a black as to a white."
"Does that bother you?"
"No! It's one of the few things about him I can respect."
"It's one of the few things about him you should copy."

Related Characters: Dana (Edana) Franklin (speaker), Rufus Weylin (speaker), Tom Weylin
Page Number: 181
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Chapter 5: The Storm Quotes

I felt as though I were losing my place here in my own time. Rufus's time was a sharper, stronger reality. The work was harder, the smells and tastes were stronger, the danger was greater, the pain was worse ... Rufus's time demanded things of me that had never been demanded before, and it could easily kill me if I did not meet its demands. That was a stark, powerful reality that the gentle conveniences and luxuries of this house, of now, could not touch.

Related Characters: Dana (Edana) Franklin (speaker), Rufus Weylin
Page Number: 191
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Carrie clasped her hands around her neck again. Then she drew closer to me and clasped them around my neck. Finally, she went over to the crib that her youngest child had recently outgrown and there, symbolically, clasped her hands again, leaving enough of an open circle for a small neck…. Margaret Weylin could not run the plantation. Both the land and the people would be sold. And if Tom Weylin was any example, the people would be sold without regard for family ties.

Related Characters: Dana (Edana) Franklin (speaker), Rufus Weylin, Tom Weylin, Margaret Weylin, Carrie
Page Number: 223
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“I know what he means. He likes me in bed, and you out of bed, and you and I look alike if you can believe what people say.”
“We look alike if we can believe our own eyes!”
“I guess so. Anyway, all that means we're two halves of the same woman—at least in his crazy head.”

Related Characters: Dana (Edana) Franklin (speaker), Alice Jackson (Greenwood) (speaker), Rufus Weylin
Page Number: 228
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Her names were only symbolic, but I had more than symbols to remind me that freedom was possible—probable—and for me, very near.
Or was it?
Slowly, I began to calm down. The danger to my family was past, yes. Hagar had been born. But the danger to me personally ... the danger to me personally still walked and talked and sometimes sat with Alice in her cabin in the evening as she nursed Hagar.

Related Characters: Dana (Edana) Franklin (speaker), Rufus Weylin, Alice Jackson (Greenwood), Hagar Weylin, Joseph (Joe) Weylin
Page Number: 234
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Sarah had cornered me once and said, "What you let her talk to you like that for? She can't get away with it with nobody else."
I didn't know. Guilt, maybe. In spite of everything, my life was easier than hers. Maybe I tried to make up for that by taking her abuse…
"If you go on talking to me the way you do, I won't care what he does to you."
She looked at me for a long time without saying anything. Finally, she smiled. "You'll care. And you'll help me. Else, you'd have to see yourself for the white nigger you are, and you couldn't stand that."

Related Characters: Dana (Edana) Franklin (speaker), Alice Jackson (Greenwood) (speaker), Sarah (speaker), Rufus Weylin
Page Number: 235
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He gave me a long searching look. "You want to be with that white man, girl?"
"If I were anywhere else, no black child on the place would be learning anything."

"Some folks say ..."
"Hold on." I was suddenly angry. "I don't want to hear what 'some folks' say. 'Some folks' let Fowler drive them into the fields every day and work them like mules."
"Let him...?"
"Let him! They do it to keep the skin on their backs and breath in their bodies. Well, they're not the only ones who have to do things they don't like to stay alive and whole. Now you tell me why that should be so hard for 'some folks' to understand?"

Related Characters: Dana (Edana) Franklin (speaker), Sam Jones (speaker), Rufus Weylin
Page Number: 237
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Chapter 6: The Rope Quotes

"I'm not property, Kevin. I'm not a horse or a sack of wheat. If I have to seem to be property, if I have to accept limits on my freedom for Rufus's sake, then he also has to accept limits - on his behavior toward me. He has to leave me enough control of my own life to make living look better to me than killing and dying."
"If your black ancestors had felt that way, you wouldn't be here," said Kevin.
"I told you when all this started that I didn't have their endurance. I still don't. Some of them will go on struggling to survive, no matter what. I'm not like that."

Related Characters: Dana (Edana) Franklin (speaker), Kevin Franklin (speaker), Rufus Weylin
Page Number: 246
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A slave was a slave. Anything could be done to her. And Rufus was Rufus—erratic, alternately generous and vicious. I could accept him as my ancestor, my younger brother, my friend, but not as my master, and not as my lover. He had understood that once.

Related Characters: Dana (Edana) Franklin (speaker), Rufus Weylin
Page Number: 260
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Rufus Weylin Character Timeline in Kindred

The timeline below shows where the character Rufus Weylin appears in Kindred. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: The River
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...the trouble began for her on June 9th, 1976, her twenty-sixth birthday, when she met Rufus. Dana and Kevin were busy moving to their new house, though Kevin stops unpacking to... (full context)
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...water and the woman gathers him in a hug and murmurs to her “poor baby, Rufus.” (full context)
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As Dana watches Rufus and his mother recover from the near-drowning, a man’s voice sounds behind Dana’s ear. She... (full context)
Chapter 2: The Fire
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...a bed and watches a small red-haired boy, who looks like an older version of Rufus, accidentally set fire to the drapes with a burning stick. Realizing the danger of a... (full context)
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...she does, Dana asks the boy his name. She is shocked to hear him say “Rufus,” as this boy is a couple years older than the Rufus she saved from the... (full context)
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Dana steadies herself and asks Rufus where he thinks she went when she disappeared at the river. Rufus replies that she... (full context)
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Dana reminds Rufus that she has come to help him twice now, and that he shouldn’t be afraid... (full context)
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Dana is appalled to hear Rufus say the word “nigger” so casually, and tentatively asks Rufus whether his mother uses that... (full context)
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Dana switches topics, asking Rufus if he saw her again like he saw her in the office while he was... (full context)
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Rufus tells Dana that his father beat him for stealing a dollar, so Rufus decided to... (full context)
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Dana asks Rufus if they are close to Baltimore now. Rufus tells her that they are just across... (full context)
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Dana calms herself as Rufus explains that they’re on the Weylin plantation, which belongs to his father, Tom Weylin. Remembering... (full context)
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Dana considers that Rufus may be a blood relative of hers, one of the many ancestors that she never... (full context)
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Dana changes the subject by asking how many slaves the Weylin family owns. Rufus tells her that there are 38 slaves on the plantation, and adds that Dana doesn’t... (full context)
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...will be sent home again, wondering why it is taking so much longer this time. Rufus angrily brings her attention back to him, demanding to know Dana’s name. Dana tells him... (full context)
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As Dana worries about what she will do if she is stuck in the past, Rufus suggests that she hide for the night and come back in the morning to see... (full context)
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Dana and Rufus creep out of the Weylin house and into the yard. Dana finds the remains of... (full context)
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...if the black man belongs to Tom Weylin, and if that is the reason that Rufus is friends with Alice – the young black girl at the house. Dana creeps over... (full context)
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...for black people. Alice’s mother asks who sent Dana here, and Dana tells her that Rufus gave her directions. Alice reassures her mother that Rufus won’t tell. Dana asks Alice’s mother... (full context)
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...out about the Weylin plantation in Maryland. As Dana describes the family connection between her, Rufus, and Alice, Kevin questions whether Dana hallucinated all of this based on information she already... (full context)
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...tied to moments when Dana believes her life is in danger. Dana clarifies this theory: Rufus’s fear of death calls Dana into the past, and her own fear of death sends... (full context)
Chapter 3: The Fall
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Dana looks around for Rufus, finally noticing him lying on the ground clutching his leg while a young black boy... (full context)
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As they wait for Nigel to return, Dana asks Rufus if Nigel will get in trouble for leaving Rufus behind. Rufus responds that it depends... (full context)
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Rufus is confused that Kevin and Dana can marry, as blacks and whites are not allowed... (full context)
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...quiet conversation with Kevin, then turns to go without offering hospitality to Kevin and Dana. Rufus pleads with his father and earns Kevin and Dana a begrudging invitation, as Tom stares... (full context)
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...man, Luke, to take Dana to the back for some food, but Dana looks at Rufus’s pained face and asks to stay with him. Tom agrees and carelessly lifts his son... (full context)
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...probably Luke’s son. Their familial resemblance is much stronger than the similarity between Tom and Rufus. Dana worries that she will not be able to keep Rufus safe in this world,... (full context)
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Tom puts Rufus on the bed, neither trying to hurt him nor taking care of the boy’s injured... (full context)
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Alone in the room with Rufus, Margaret glares at Dana and says that she has seen Dana before. Rufus interrupts with... (full context)
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All the way in the cookhouse, Dana can hear Rufus scream as the doctor sets his broken leg. Carrie runs into the cookhouse with her... (full context)
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Dana asks after Rufus, and Kevin assures her that the doctor thinks Rufus will be all right. Kevin himself... (full context)
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...his plantation. Kevin and Dana decide that they will do everything they can to keep Rufus from turning into his parents, so that Dana might be safe here if she ever... (full context)
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...face the relatively small threat of the Weylins and build up credit for herself with Rufus in case she travels back here during a time when Rufus has control of the... (full context)
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...is scared for her life, but Dana asks him to wait six more weeks until Rufus’s leg heals. Kevin backs down, but insists that Dana come sleep in his room at... (full context)
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...in and signs that a white person wants to see Dana. Dana follows Carrie to Rufus’s room, where Rufus is lying in bed with his leg in traction. Rufus asks if... (full context)
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Rufus then asks Dana to read to him, if she really knows how, and produces a... (full context)
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Dana convinces Rufus not to give up on reading, playing to his pride and promising that there are... (full context)
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Dana asks what happened to Alice. Rufus, surprised at the question, says nothing happened, and he has to be reminded that Alice’s... (full context)
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As Dana leaves Rufus’s room, she meets Tom on the stairs. Tom is angry at overhearing Dana read to... (full context)
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8. Dana goes to read to Rufus again, though Tom doesn’t like the thought of a black person reading to his son.... (full context)
Chapter 4: The Fight
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...and a black man fighting. From the white man’s red hair, Dana knows he is Rufus, even though his face is obscured with blood. Dana assumes from the situation that Rufus... (full context)
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...sight of Dana and calls out, as the black man lands one more blow on Rufus and knocks Rufus unconscious. Dana approaches the small group as the black man moves to... (full context)
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The black woman also counsels her husband, Isaac, not to kill Rufus. As the woman speaks, Dana realizes that she is Alice, now grown up. Alice recognizes... (full context)
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Rufus seems to feel guilty for what he has done to Alice, confirming that he did... (full context)
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Rufus tries to get up, but is in too much pain from his broken ribs to... (full context)
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...heads off through the forest as night begins to fall, marking the trail back to Rufus with bits of paper. Once on the road, she passes a house much finer than... (full context)
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...is stopped by an unfamiliar white man. Dana explains that she is getting help for Rufus, and the white man mutters about worthless Rufus getting in trouble again. The man tells... (full context)
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Dana warns Tom that Rufus probably has broken ribs, but Tom is unconcerned and tells Dana to bandage them when... (full context)
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The group finds Rufus with little difficulty. Nigel lifts Rufus carefully into the wagon and Dana feels his forehead,... (full context)
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6. Up in Rufus’s room, Dana bandages Rufus as best she can, but his fever and coughing get worse.... (full context)
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...presence. Nigel tells Dana that he and Carrie are expecting a baby together, and that Rufus paid for a minister to come give them real wedding vows instead of making them... (full context)
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...to the Weylin plantation. Tom then comes in with the doctor, who interrogates Dana about Rufus’s condition. Dana can see that the doctor knows little more about real medicine than she... (full context)
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Dana sits down at Rufus’s desk to write a letter to Kevin using her ball-point pen. Rufus is intrigued by... (full context)
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...of Nazi book burnings. She then seals her letter to Kevin and hands it to Rufus to send. Rufus tells Dana that he won’t send it unless she burns the map... (full context)
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7. After five days, Isaac and Alice are caught. Two days later, Rufus and Nigel take the wagon into town – ostensibly to mail Dana’s letter, but really... (full context)
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...that activists in the 1960s would abhor. Dana looks down on Sarah until she sees Rufus come back with Alice. (full context)
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Rufus and Nigel return late that night, with Alice barely alive in the back of the... (full context)
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...to help Alice, realizing that most of the wounds are dog bites and whip lashes. Rufus is angry that the Patrollers did so much damage, but has no sympathy for Isaac,... (full context)
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...Sarah then tells Dana that the patrollers cut off Isaac’s ears. Dana is livid that Rufus’s crime of raping a woman has earned Isaac such a harsh punishment, but Sarah quiets... (full context)
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...the letter the next day, but Nigel was on errands in town and only saw Rufus again once Rufus had bought Alice at the jail. Nigel doesn’t know how long a... (full context)
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Dana goes up to the library to see Rufus and asks him how long it takes for a letter to reach Boston. Rufus warns... (full context)
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...baby. Sarah rushes out to help with the birth, leaving Dana in charge of supper. Rufus has let Nigel earn money to buy things for a comfortable cabin next to the... (full context)
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...get Alice to eat, but Alice won’t. Alice is horrified that she has been in Rufus’s bed after all the pain Rufus caused to her family. Dana tries to soothe Alice,... (full context)
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The next day, Rufus asks Dana to talk Alice into sleeping with him willingly. Dana refuses to help Rufus... (full context)
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Dana remains neutral through Rufus’s insults, until Rufus threatens to have Jake beat Alice until Alice agrees to love him.... (full context)
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...then viciously insulted Dana for loving a white man. Dana thinks that Alice is like Rufus, lashing out at others when she is hurt. Now, Dana finds Alice in Carrie’s cabin... (full context)
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...that its her body and her decision, but Alice knows that her body belongs to Rufus. Alice darkly thinks about taking a knife into Rufus’s bed tonight, then yells at Dana... (full context)
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12. Alice doesn’t kill Rufus in his sleep, but she seems to die a little after sharing his bed. Dana... (full context)
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...Finally, Alice brings Dana the letters she had written to Kevin with their seals broken. Rufus clearly never sent them. Dana packs her denim bag and prepares to leave. That night,... (full context)
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...Dana hides again in the bushes. Dana startles when she realizes that the men are Rufus and Tom, and snaps a twig. Tom and Rufus hear the noise and stop. Rufus... (full context)
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13. Dana wakes tied up on Rufus’ horse and missing two teeth in her jaw. She moans, and Rufus stops the horse.... (full context)
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As the horse nears the Weylin house, Rufus tells Dana that she’ll have to be whipped again. Dana nearly slides off the horse... (full context)
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When the whipping is finally over, Rufus carefully unties Dana and takes her into Carrie and Nigel’s cabin. Alice later tells Dana... (full context)
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15. When Dana is well enough to get up, Rufus brings Dana a letter from Kevin. Tom wrote to Kevin on Dana’s behalf after finding... (full context)
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Dana may resent Rufus, but she can’t help but care for a him as well. Alice bears more straightforward... (full context)
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Rufus tries to tell Dana that she should have waited instead of running away, but Dana... (full context)
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...Dana to go back inside. Alice will do the washing, knowing that her relationship with Rufus means that Jake can’t touch her. (full context)
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...at the Weylins’ gate. Dana yells goodbye to Alice as Alice beats a pair of Rufus’s pants clean. On the road, Dana can still hear Alice’s beating. (full context)
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The sounds of Alice doing laundry turn into the sound of hoof beats as Rufus rides up in front of Kevin. He asks Kevin and Dana to at least stay... (full context)
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Dana realizes that she has underestimated how mean Rufus can be, but even now she is not afraid of Rufus the way she is... (full context)
Chapter 5: The Storm
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...in the kitchen, noticing that he now has a slight accent similar to Tom and Rufus’s speech. Dana heads in to the kitchen, overhearing Kevin mutter that he feels as though... (full context)
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...herself in a rain storm with the Weylin house in the distance. She can’t find Rufus, and begins to walk toward the house when she trips over Rufus lying face-down in... (full context)
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...she will never again let Tom beat her. Tom asks why Dana continues to help Rufus, and Dana answers that no one should die alone in a ditch choking on their... (full context)
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3. Back in Rufus’s room, Rufus is shaking with fever, and Nigel says that Rufus has the ague, and... (full context)
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Dana looks down at Rufus, thinking that he has fallen asleep, and wondering aloud why Rufus keeps trying to die.... (full context)
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...afraid of her than he is of anyone. Dana has no idea how to help Rufus get well, so Nigel suggests that Sarah make the tea she usually makes to help... (full context)
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Dana comes back in the room to find Nigel asleep on the floor and Rufus thrashing in his bed. She dissolves three aspirin in water and has Nigel hold Rufus... (full context)
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...of the girl that Dana knew. Nigel tells Dana that the years of being with Rufus have caused the other slaves to resent Alice, and that Alice has had two babies... (full context)
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After eight days, Rufus finally feels well and Dana goes back to sleep in the attic. Yet she is... (full context)
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5. Dana goes back to work with Sarah and Carrie, as Rufus completely ignores her. She is grateful for the chance to catch up with life on... (full context)
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...white face and hopes for a moment that it is Kevin, but it is only Rufus. Rufus helps her up, telling her that she should walk because it will hurt more... (full context)
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Rufus’s face takes on an old expression of Tom’s, and Rufus screams at Dana never to... (full context)
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Rufus then asks Dana to use her healing knowledge to help his mother, Margaret, who is... (full context)
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...into her cabin one day and scolds Dana for being so agreeable to Margaret and Rufus after just half a day in the field. Dana leaves and goes into the cookhouse... (full context)
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...to say goodbye, but the slave trader points his gun at her. From the door, Rufus yells at Dana to get away from there. Dana hisses that Rufus might as well... (full context)
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...her cabin and signs that she told Margaret that Dana was sick. Dana rails against Rufus for selling slaves like his father did. Carrie signs that everyone will be sold if... (full context)
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9. Dana avoids Rufus for three days after the sale, until Rufus comes to find Dana in Margaret’s room.... (full context)
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Rufus needs to answer letters from creditors and traders, a task he hopes that Dana will... (full context)
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10. Dana reads a few of Rufus’s letters to pick up the nineteenth century style, and then writes the letters as best... (full context)
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...The slaves pass around a bottle of fiercely strong whiskey and shuck the corn, then Rufus comes out to greet his slaves with a huge meal and receive their praise. Dana... (full context)
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After the party people begin to couple off, and Dana misses Kevin. Rufus comes over and asks if Dana has found anyone to “jump the broom” with. Dana... (full context)
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As Alice advances in her pregnancy, Rufus gets surlier. Dana is grateful that Alice creates another job for her that keeps her... (full context)
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...that Alice would rather try to run again with Joe than continue to live under Rufus’s thumb, even with a newborn baby. Dana agrees to help by getting Alice a bottle... (full context)
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12. Alice’s baby is a girl, with far darker skin than Joe. Rufus is sweet to Alice after the birth, not realizing the significance of Alice naming her... (full context)
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...guilt no matter how much Alice insults Dana. Dana gets the laudanum, but also asks Rufus if he is going to free Joe. Rufus says yes, but Alice won’t believe it... (full context)
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...not to do anything dangerous to send herself home. To fill her time, Dana gets Rufus to let her teach Nigel’s sons along with Joe, though Rufus’s neighbors caution Rufus on... (full context)
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...himself as Sam Jones. Sarah had already warned Sam not to pursue Dana and invite Rufus’s anger, but Sam wants Dana to teach his siblings to read. Sam questions why Dana... (full context)
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Though Dana was careful, Sam is sold away three days later. Rufus had not said anything to Dana about the conversation, and doesn’t even warn Dana that... (full context)
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After Rufus hits Dana, she knows that the basic trust between them has been destroyed. Dana goes... (full context)
Chapter 6: The Rope
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...fills Kevin in on the details of Hagar’s birth, Tom’s death, and the changes in Rufus’s personality. Kevin suggests that if she goes back, Dana should let Rufus die, now that... (full context)
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...weeks, Kevin tells Dana to stop dragging around her emergency bag, but Dana knows that Rufus will call her eventually and she needs to be ready. (full context)
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...Dana’s unease as eagerness to return to the Weylin estate, and suspects a relationship between Rufus and Dana. Dana flatly denies this, and swears that if Rufus ever tries to rape... (full context)
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...leaving, Dana feels dizzy and grabs her emergency bag just before she is transported to Rufus. Rufus stumbles over Dana and sprawls both of them onto an ant hill. Dana notices... (full context)
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Dana struggles to cut Alice down, then holds Alice’s body and cries. Rufus steps into the barn, confirming that Alice did this to herself. Dana asks what happened... (full context)
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Carrie comes in crying, and signs that Rufus wants Dana in the house. Dana goes to the library, finding Rufus there with a... (full context)
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...Alice is going to hell for committing suicide, but they stay quiet in front of Rufus. After Alice is buried, Dana avoids the dinner in Alice’s honor and goes up to... (full context)
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Rufus goes to Baltimore to collect the children, leaving Evan Fowler to watch Dana and make... (full context)
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Dana resumes classes for all the children on the plantation, and slowly works to persuade Rufus to free all of his slaves in his will. Rufus makes no promises but doesn’t... (full context)
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Rufus comments that Dana isn’t really black, and really belongs with white people. Dana responds that... (full context)
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Rufus talks about the first time Alice came to his room. Rufus was afraid that Alice... (full context)
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Rufus follows Dana up to the attic. Dana keeps her knife hidden in her her bag,... (full context)
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Now in the attic, Rufus sighs that Alice hated him for so long, but had finally accepted him right before... (full context)
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Rufus and Dana lay calmly for a minute, and Dana realizes that she might eventually forgive... (full context)
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Nigel comes in and sees Rufus bloody on top of Dana. Rufus moans once more and then goes completely limp. Dana... (full context)
Epilogue
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...They drive into Easton, the city near the Weylin plantation, noting all the modern changes. Rufus’s house is no longer there, and is covered over by a corn field. Dana tries... (full context)
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...Baltimore. Dana hopes that Margaret accepted Joe and Hagar as her grandchildren. Kevin laments that Rufus did not make a will to free his slaves, but Dana confesses that Rufus never... (full context)
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...back to the Historical Society building, but Kevin looks forward toward a future free of Rufus and the past. (full context)