When Tom encourages two female slaves, whom Legree uses as prostitutes, to escape, Legree beats Tom to death.
"Do you know I've made up my mind to kill you?...unless you'll tell me what you know about these yer gals!" (585).
However, it takes a few days for him to die, and in the meantime, his old master’s son, George Shelby, arrives to free Tom – too late. Instead, George buries Tom, then leaves.
"Witness, eternal God!...That, from this hour, I will do what one man can to drive out this curse of slavery from my land!" (598).
The two female slaves who escaped Legree’s house, Cassy and Emmeline, end up on the same ship as George Shelby.
Cassy became uneasy, She began to think that he suspected something; and finally resolved to...intrust him with her whole history (604).
Another woman on the ship turns out to be George Harris’s sister, sold south into slavery many years earlier.
"Perhaps, you may have heard of...a mulatto boy, named George?"
"Certainly...I know him well; he married a servant of my mother's, but has escaped, now, to Canada" (605).
George Shelby relates that George Harris married Eliza and they both escaped to Canada. Cassy, overhearing the story, puts two and two together and realizes that Eliza is her own daughter, who was taken from her many years before.
"O, my God!" said Cassy, and fell insensible on the floor of the cabin (607).
The two women travel to Canada together and are reunited with their families.
The new-found family embraced each other, with a holy trust in Him, who from such peril and dangers, and by such unknown ways, had brought them together (611).