In chapter 8 of the book Uncle Tom's Cabin Tom Loker is reintroduced. What deal does Tom Loker and Marks make with Haley?
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Haley makes a deal with Loker to track Eliza down. Then they plan to make some money off her before returning her to Haley.
"White and handsome—well brought up!" said Marks, his sharp eyes, nose and mouth, all alive with enterprise. "Look here, now, Loker, a beautiful opening. We'll do a business here on our own account;—we does the catchin'; the boy, of course, goes to Mr. Haley,—we takes the gal to Orleans to speculate on. An't it beautiful?"