ASHLEY COOPER LEGREE – PAGE 11

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To win favor with the people of the Great House, the Legrees start by raising food to store in the cellar so they can survive the Siege of Charleston. Ashley starts out fine, but soon becomes a tyrant. All turn against him and then against each other (until Ashley’s mother tells him he is letting his authority go to his silly head). He returns to work new and improved and the work continues on schedule.