Come, Anne. Jump.
The children, now smiling as well, egg their mother on.
Jump. You can make it. I've done it. You can make
I will not ruin my dress. Catch
Solomon moves close, holds out his arms. Yet, there'sstill just a bit of mischievousness in his eyes. Anne
gives her husband a lightly stern look to which Solomonreplies.
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I will catch you, Anne.
Again, lightly stern:
And with that Anne takes the leap. Solomon catches her,
swings her around grandly and sets her down lightly tothe delighted applause of the children. That done,
Solomon takes Anne's hand and leads her on.
As Solomon and his family make their way, among theslaves on the street, we see one in particular; JASPER.
As he trails his MASTER he can't help but note Solomonand his family as they enter A STORE. His intrigue ofthis most handsome and harmonious group should beobvious.
With his Master occupied, Jasper moves slyly toward theSTORE. Frozen on the spot, Jasper looks on admiringly.
Suddenly a voice barks out-
A VOICE (O.S.)
Jasper! Come on!
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We are inside the store of MR. CEPHAS PARKER; a white manand a supplier of general goods. Solomon greets himwith:
Mr. Northup. Mrs. Northup.
With money in hand the Northup children move quicklyabout the store looking for items to purchase.
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Anne looks over some silks and fabrics. Parker suggeststo Solomon:
A new cravat, Solomon? Pure silk
by way of the French.
We are in need of a fresh carryall for the Mrs's travels.