1. What do three men beg Morgan for at the beginning of the book?
At the beginning of the book, three men wait in Havana's Pearl of San Francisco Café to beg Harry Morgan to take illegal immigrants from Cuba to Florida for $1,000 apiece.
2. What does Morgan respond to the men begging him for something at the beginning of the book?
When Morgan is begged to take immigrants on his boat at the beginning of the book, Morgan says would like to oblige but cannot. He could lose his boat or be jailed. Morgan never carries cargo that can talk.
3. What happens just after Morgan refuses to do what three men are begging him to do at the beginning of the book?
Just after Morgan refuses the three immigrants' passage, Morgan sees a car drive up and bullets fly from a sub-machine gun and an automatic shotgun. The men are killed.
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