Blood on the River - Chapters 15 - 16 Summary & Analysis

Elisa Carbone
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Ten to twelve gentlemen have loaded up the Discovery and prepared to abandon James Town for England, leaving the 25 commoners to starve. The commoners debate whether to shoot at them, because it might be better to die fighting than of lack of food. However, there is no wind, and Rev. Hunt decides to pray for a resolution. Capt. Smith returns in the company of a dozen Native men. He takes command and they aim the cannons at the ship, and demand the gentlemen return or be sunk. The gentlemen question what happened to the two other settlers Capt. Smith was with, and when he tells them they are dead, they leave the ship with the provisions. Samuel worries about how easily they capitulated. Smith offers the cannons to the Indians, knowing they will be far too heavy to transport. Instead, they accept beads...

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