Blood on the River - Chapters 7 - 8 Summary & Analysis

Elisa Carbone
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The hanging of Capt. Smith seems to be inevitable, but Smith doesn't seem worried. He tells the boys tales about previous dangerous situations he has survived, and they see how brave he is. Rev. Hunt leads a long church service in which he attempts to show the gentlemen how wrongly they are behaving without telling them directly. Later, Hunt succeeds in gaining Smith's release by persuading the gentlemen that they will all die without Smith to deal with the Natives. He asks Smith to pretend to to have respect for the gentlemen for his own good. Smith agrees to this, but Samuel doubts he can do it. The gallows are taken apart and burned in a fire.

The colonists spend six days on the island, Nevis, recovering from the long sea journey. Then they move on. They stop at another island and the...

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