Blood on the River - Chapters 3 - 4 Summary & Analysis

Elisa Carbone
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On the ocean journey, Samuel and the other passengers are confined to the 'tween deck, except to empty slop buckets or get food. Everyone is seasick and bored, and it smells very bad. The ships have been stalled near England due to unfavorable winds and storms. The gentlemen complain constantly and want to go back home. Capt. Smith reminds them that they have signed seven-year contracts and may not quit.

Samuel is required to share a bed with Richard and another servant boy named James. James and Richard are now friends, but Samuel stays apart from them. Samuel has resolved to trust no one, a habit that he believes has served him well in the past. Rev. Hunt is very sick. Capt. Smith has not physically abused Samuel yet, but Samuel thinks this might be because he hasn't been expected to do much...

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