When Kevin and Dana arrive back in 1976 they make love. Feeling lost, Kevin and Dana agree they felt most at home on the plantation. Kevin seems to be an image of Rufus, and the Weylins and their houses are similar. Kevin grew out his beard during the years he was there to help disguise him, because he was helping freeing slaves. He is unable to remember how to operate any device like the TV or typewriter. Kevin gets upset and angry at Dana as she gets dizzy. When Dana arrives, Rufus is face down in the mud, because he had been drinking. Nigel carries him to the house. Weylin who is now much older agreed to let her stay as long as she continues to save Rufus’s life, in agreeance she makes a deal that if he was to beat her again she will stop helping Rufus. Tom, angrily ordered Dana to go tend to Rufus and if anything was to happen to him he would flay her alive. Nigel believes Rufus has ague but when Rufus complains about his body aching she knows it’s not the ague. When Dana recommends a doctor, Weylin denies it, that she can save him and if she was to fail she would suffer. For days Dana gave Rufus aspirin and made him eat. Since Dana had last been to the plantation, Alice had three kids by Rufus, but with only one surviving, named Joe. The other two had gotten sick and the doctor bled them out, which she blames Rufus for because he wanted the doctor. Dana is disappointed that her ancestor, Hagar has yet to be born. The other slaves are mean to Alice because they think she enjoys being with Rufus. Nigel and Carrie have three sons, and they hate seeing them having to be slaves. When Rufus finally gets well, his father has a heart attack. Dana tried to save his life but was unable to. Rufus blames his death on Dana. For punishment he makes her work in the fields. She is whips throughout the day for not working fast enough, and then passes out. When Dana wakes, Rufus is over her. She goes to the house to tend to her wounds and...
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