Samantha and Nellie looks so scared as they look up at Lincoln.
Samantha was very upset because no one would tell her why Jessie had stopped working for Grandmary. Samantha and Nellie slipped away in the night to Jessie and Lincoln's house to find out what had happened. They discovered Jessie had left because
1. She'd had a new baby
2. She'd been kidnapped
3. She'd gone to New Orleans to be a singer.
Poor Nellie had a lot more to lose from sneaking out at night than Samantha did.