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A slave owner named Shelby is forced to sell his treasured slave Uncle Tom and a young boy named Harry to settle his debts Uncle Tom is an older man highly spiritual and loyal He decides he will not resist the sale though it means leaving his wife and children behind Harrys mother Eliza cannot bear to lose her son Her husband has already fled for Canada promising to send money for her redemption as quickly as possible Eliza takes Harry and runs away with the covert approval of Mrs Shelby who hates slavery and believes in the importance of family Eliza and Harry head towards the Ohio River with Haley Harrys new master close on her tracks In desperation she leaps from ice floe to ice floe finally reaching the other side Haley has hired slave-hunters to catch her and her son and bring them back The slave-hunters are vicious and cruel like Haley But Eliza and Harry are helped by various people along the way and eventually end up in a Quaker settlement in Indiana Remarkably George is also there and the small family is reunited Tom who did not flee is not as lucky Haley puts Tom on a boat bound for his home in Louisiana Tom bears his plight stoically for he can depend on his Bible to give him comfort On the way to Haleys plantation Tom befriends a white child Eva St Clare He saves her from drowning one day and her father purchases Tom as thanks He makes Tom Evas personal slave and they all head for the St Clare mansion in New Orleans Life in the St Clare household is pleasant for Tom Eva is a warm loving child Her warmth even touches the heart of a mischievous
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