As they approach the house, Sojourner-Truth springs into action. Showing great foresight, we are informed, quote. ‘Isabella ( Sojourner-Truth) knowing that Matthias and Mrs. Folger (Ann) were yet in bed, and together, and being unwilling as she expressed herself, that they should be caught in this situation for their connection though known to the kingdom, was not acknowledged to the world, or among the devils took drastic action.’ Unceremoniously, Sojourner-Truth in her attempt to help, enters the bedroom, as she was, and I quote. ‘Unwilling that they should be so caught.’ Inside the bedroom, Sojourner-Truth informs them of the approaching unexpected visitors. On hearing the news, and I quote. ‘Mrs. B Folger (Ann) hurriedly assumed her garments.’ Rushing from the master bedroom in the north wing, Sojourner-Truth runs to Benjamin’s bedroom, upon hearing the news, Benjamin knows what to do; he prepares himself then, quote. ‘He (Benjamin) and Mrs. B Folger (Ann) received their visitors.‘ The unexpected guests were Mr. Voris, the local lawyer, and Mr. Prime, the local school teacher. In their desire to help, both men wanted to impart friendly advice to the Folger family, who were still at this juncture viewed within the village as being the victims of the despised Prophet. Seen as Gentiles or perhaps devils the two visitors Voris and Prime offered their advice. United in their action and words the community members, quote. ‘Considered their offers as obtrusive; and regarded advice out of the Kingdom, as the advice of devils.’ And the Folgers, quote. ‘Not very kindly, declined their services.’ Alone and returning to his bedroom Benjamin has lost two wives all within a few months. His first wife Ann is happy with her new lover and Prophet, while his substitute matched spirit wife Isabella, the daughter of Matthias, has been taken from him. Rising like a phoenix, Ann rekindles her influence over Benjamin’s life. Attempting to help, she concludes that Catherine Galloway, the housekeeper and cook is again a suitably match for the isolated Benjamin. Perhaps Benjamin was enjoying the company of Catherine when the two unexpected and untimely visitors Messer’s Voris and Prime visited. Could this help explain why both Ann and Benjamin were so unusually firm and unwelcoming to them!
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