A cruel slave-catcher, Tom Loker, along with Marks, promises Haley that he will find Eliza and Harry and return the latter to Haley and selling the former into prostitution. Loker is shot by George Harris and nursed back to health by Quakers and the escapees he was sent to capture. He then experiences a change of heart and repents of his previous wickedness.
Tom Loker Quotes in Uncle Tom's Cabin
The Uncle Tom's Cabin quotes below are all either spoken by Tom Loker or refer to Tom Loker. 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 Bantam Books edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin published in 1981.).
Chapter 8 Quotes
Chapter 17 Quotes
But you haven’t got us. We don’t own your laws; we don’t own your country; we stand here as free, under God’s sky, as you are; and, by the great God that made us, we’ll fight for our liberty till we die.
Tom Loker Character Timeline in Uncle Tom's Cabin
The timeline below shows where the character Tom Loker appears in Uncle Tom's Cabin. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: A Man of Humanity
...since they fetch a higher price when they’re content. Others, such as his friend Tom Loker, are crueler to slaves, and their business suffers. Haley nevertheless insists he might buy Harry... (full context)
Chapter 6: Discovery
Chapter 8: Eliza’s Escape
...flees, Haley finds a tavern and mulls his fate. He runs into his acquaintance Tom Loker, a massive and violent-looking man, and his small, mouse-like companion, Marks. Over drinks, Haley explains... (full context)
Chapter 14: Evangeline
Chapter 17: The Free Man’s Defense
...an athletic and energetic man who has recently converted to Quakerism. Fletcher brings news that Loker, Marks, and their gang are approaching the Quaker settlement. The Quakers plan to get leave... (full context)
Chapter 21: Kentuck
Chapter 35: The Tokens
...begins in Legree’s sitting room, where he is complaining of the complications introduced by Uncle Tom’s refusal to cooperate with his demands. Cassy comes into the room and Legree believes she... (full context)
Chapter 37: Liberty
Chapter 38: The Victory