The setting is a farm in Georgia in the late 18th century.
Anna- Beth Jenson is the daughter of the widower and plnatation owner Trent Jenson. The story commences with Annie’s arrival in her... More > home some years after Annie was sent to stay with her aunt because her mother died.
This is when Annie first meets the young slave boy Chester, who is close to her own age, and she is fascinated with him.
Both enjoy the time they spend together a great deal.
Trent, however, objects to these friendly feelings between his daughter and one of his slaves and prohibits any further relations between them.
This leads to a confrontation between Trent and his daughter, and when the two reconcile finally, Trent promises to find a solution to the difficult situation.
Annie coaxes Chester him to forget her father`s rage and stay with them on the farm.< Less