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When Rufus starts talking about his daddy using a whip on black people, Dana becomes suspicious of where she's traveled to. Yup, so she has traveled not only across the country, but back in time to the days of slave plantations. She asks Rufus his last name and sure enough it's “The boy already knew more about revenge than I did. What kind of man was he going to grow up into?” "Rufes, did you manage to rape that girl?"
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Christopher Stordahl Reading Log: Kindred Weylin. So she has traveled back in time to save the life of her great- great-great-great-great-great grandfather. She never knew that this ancestor of hers was white, though. It turns out that her female ancestor Alice is a free black girl living in the area. Rufus says Alice is his friend, though Dana knows that they'll eventually grow up and have a baby girl named Hagar. Dana gets Rufus to help sneak her out of the house without being seen. Dana heads out into the woods and finds the cabin she's looking for. Dana approaches them after the men have left. Dana helps Alice's unconscious mother wake up. She asks the woman if she can stay with her for the night and the woman eventually agrees. It turns out that the black man who got dragged away was her husband. When she's out there,she runs into one of the white gang members who has come back looking for Alice's mom. He takes one look at Dana and tries to rape her. But she manages to grab hold of an old tree limb and knock him out with it. Kevin is hovering over her asking if she's alright. But she's so tired she passes out until the next morning. Dana wakes up and tells Kevin everything about travelling back to 1815 Maryland.They decide that, no matter what happens, the best thing to do is for Dana to tie a bag around her waist with some useful supplies in it.
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Christopher Stordahl Reading Log: Kindred Chapter 3-The Fall Dana gives us a flashback to how she and Kevin first met. They were working at crummy factory jobs and both trying to make livings as writers. Kevin kept asking her about what kinds of stuff she wrote, and she eventually fell into a relationship with him. It turns out that people found an interracial relationship weird in 1976, although not as weird as people would have found it in 1815. Back in the present , Dana rejects Kevin's offer to go to the library so they can forge her some fake «free slave» papers for the next time she time-travels. Just as Kevin's about to go out,Dana feels that old sickening dizziness. Kevin runs to grab her and the two of them travel back in time together. Dana gets Nigel to go find a wagon to take Rufus home. Dana decides to tell Rufus everything she knows about her time-travelling and where she's really from. Rufus has trouble understanding, but he eventually believes her after she tells him a few things that'll happen in the future and shows him a few coins from her time. It turns out that Rufus has also told Nigel about Dana in the past and how she appeared and vanished out of nowhere. Rufus wants Dana to stay with him, though, so Weylin agrees.
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  • Spring '14
  • Kindred, Slavery in the United States, Rufus. Dana

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