Sarny (novel)

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author = Gary Paulsen
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country = United States
language = English
series = Nightjohn series
genre = Novel
publisher = Dell Books
pub_date = September 8, 1997
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media_type = Print (Hardback)
pages = 192 pp
isbn = ISBN 0385321953
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preceded_by = Nightjohn
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"Sarny" is the sequel to Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen. It was published on September 8, 1997 by Dell Books.

Plot introduction

Sarny has been released from the shackles of slavery during the American Civil War by United States Army infantry bayonetting her owner, Mr. Waller. Her children, Delie and Tyler, were sold a week before, and she follows them, eventually finding them in New Orleans with the help of a new friend named Miss Laura at the end of the war. Miss Laura pays Sarny and her friend Lucy $20 a month to help her around the house. Sarny then opens a school for blacks, only to have it burned down twice by the Ku Klux Klan. Her husband, enraged, attacks one of them. His name was Stanley. The Klan lynches him. She lives her life until Miss Laura dies eight months later, leaving her 12 rental properties in New Orleans, and St. Louis; almost $125,000.00; and half interest in two steamships. She dies in Dallas, Texas in the 1930's at age 96.


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