Every Man for Himself - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

The morning of the fourth day at sea finds Morgan still struggling with his views on life and the need for personal change. No dream has intruded on his sleep that night, but he feels troubled and melancholy. To shake it off, he goes swimming, talking in the pool with Rosenfelder about Scurra's personality, likely profession and disfigured lip. They discuss the abnormality of their opulent way of life. Morgan, Rosenfelder holds - agreeing with Scurra - has the conscience required to escape his milieu.

At breakfast, Wallis is attentive to Morgan and confesses being sad that he is avoiding her. She likes him. Ida is clearly uncomfortable, sitting with them. Morgan notices that Wallis spars with him as Scurra does and thinks Scurra's spirit must have infected the entire ship. She reveals that the day before, she had joined in a game...

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