I had to make myself stop reading so that I would not get too far in my book! Eliza escaped with her boy before, Harley, the slave trader could take her boy. Uncle Tom would not go, because he knew that more slaves would have to go in his stead and that Mr. Shelby would be in trouble if he also ran off.
Sam, another slave, has been "helping" Harley find Eliza. Since it was obvious that Mrs. Shelby wanted Eliza to succeed, he has been causing all kind of delays.
Here is a discussion between the slaves about Mr. Harley and the Kingdom: " 'Serves him right' said Aunt Chloe, indignantly. 'He'll get wus nor uneasy, one of these days, if he don't mend his ways. His master'll be sending for him, and then see how he'll look! (Which "master" do you think Harley serves?)
'He'll go to torment and no mistake.' said little Jake.
.....'it's like what Mas'r George reads in Ravelations,-souls a callin' under the altar! and a callin' on the Lord for vengeance on sich!......'
'Pray for them that 'spitefully use you, the good book says,' says Tom.
'Pray for 'em!' said Aunt Chloe; 'Lor, it's too tough! I can't pray for 'em'
'........I'm sure I'd rather be sold, ten thousand times over, than to have all that ar poor crittur's got to answer for."
How often do we forget that we will have to answer for our sins? The Lord will judge us at the Judgement Seat. He will judge the unsaved and the saved both. Are you following the Lord according to His Book? There is a Heaven and a Hell, where will you be?