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Stamp Paid, still faithful to his Christian calling, finds Paul D at the church, begs his pardon for  interfering, and offers him shelter in any home in the black neighborhood. Paul D relieves Stamp  Paid's anguish by admitting that Reverend Pike did open his residence to him. Paul D refused the  offer because he preferred to be alone. Stamp Paid insists that his black neighbors are hospitable,  even if they do react harshly to excesses of pride. Trying to make amends for interfering with Paul D and Sethe's relationship, Stamp Paid tells Paul D  about the anger that caused him to consider killing his wife, Vashti, for her months-long sexual  relationship with her white owner. The humiliation he felt from his wife's relationship caused him to  change his name from Joshua to Stamp Paid. He states that his desire to murder was as low as  slavery ever made him. As Paul D presses for information about Judy, a black neighbor who has offered to open her home to 
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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