Mr. Driscoll's Stolen Money

Title

Mr. Driscoll's Stolen Money

Subject

Currency

Description

These coins, totaling two dollars were left on Mr. Driscoll's desk and then stolen by three of his slaves. Roxy, too, noticed the money, but lingering spiritual fervor dissuaded her from stealing. When none would confess to the theft, Mr. Driscoll threatened to sell all his slaves down the river. Because they did confess, Roxy was spared, but the threats surrounding these stolen coins prompted her to switch her baby with her master's, that her son might never suffer a fate down river.

Creator

The United States Mint

Source

Pudd'nhead Wilson, Mark Twain

Contributor

Brianna Sumption

Type

Novel

Files

50c_obv_1830.jpg

Citation

The United States Mint, “Mr. Driscoll's Stolen Money,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed October 1, 2022, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/305.