Blood on the River - Chapters 19 - 20 Summary & Analysis

Elisa Carbone
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Capt. Smith is sworn in as president on September 10, 1608. He declares that those who do not work will not eat. Because he divides rations fairly and works hard, he is a popular president. Though there are still some gentlemen who don't like Smith, they are outnumbered by those who respect him. Samuel wishes his mother could see that he is now the page of a commoner who is also a ruler of men.

Richard and Samuel plant beans and corn together the way Namontack taught them. Another ship arrives with 70 more colonists, including the first two women to come to James Town. Because there are no other women, they are the center of attention, especially Ann Burras, the unmarried servant.

Namontack also returns, speaking English fairly well. Rev. Hunt sees this as an opportunity to convert Namontack to Christianity. However, Namontack sees this...

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