Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a slave narrative about the injustices suffered by a female slave. Linda Brent is born into slavery, living relatively happily until her new master, Dr. Flint, attempts to rape her. Linda enters into an affair with Mr. Sands, a white man with whom she has two children. Fearing revenge against herself and her children, Linda hides in the attic for seven years while her children are sold off. Eventually Linda escapes to the north but is caught and re-enslaved.

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