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Billy Budd Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 15 Summary

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Chapter 15 Summary

Billy is disturbed by the incident. He's not even sure what plot he was being asked to be a part of. He has never before in his life been solicited to do evil, and it bothers him. He tries to identify the man who made the proposition, but he is not sure enough to approach him. However, the one he has picked out as possibly being the one who approached him begins to be very friendly when they chance to meet.

Now he doesn't know what to do. If it was an invitation to mutiny, Billy is obligated to report it. He doesn't want to be a tattle-tale, and he isn't sure what was proposed to him, so he keeps it to himself. However, he does mention it to the old man whobefriended him. The old man's reaction is to tell him that it is Claggart's doing...

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