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America is in the Heart - Study Guide Part 2, Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Carlos is seasick and lonely on the journey to America. While they are sailing there is an outbreak of meningitis among the passengers. He meets a man named Marcelo who is from San Manuel. The ship docks in Seattle and Marcelo and Carlos are taken to a hotel in the Filipino district. They get into a card game and lose all of their money. Marcelo wires his brother in California for money only to find that he died in an auto accident the previous week. They finally tell the proprietor that they have no money. They are sold for a price of five dollars to work in the fish canneries in Alaska. They are forced to sign a paper saying that they owe the contractor forty dollars. "It was the beginning of my life in America, the beginning of a long flight that carried...

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