Heart of a Samurai - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 Summary

Manjiro admits to captain how his watch got inside of the whale. The captain finds out the watch got caught on the lines of one of the boats and that is how the sailor made it look as if the whale had swallowed the pocket watch. The captain tells Manjiro to only look for whales when he's up the masthead from now on. The captain also tells Manjiro that the purpose of the watch is to tell time. Manjiro says in Japan that they don't have watches, but tell time by the bells chiming in the temple.

Chapter 14 Analysis

When the captain and Manjiro compare how they tell time in America and Japan, they find out that there are similarities. For example, Manjiro says this time of day is the time of the dog. The captain says that's interesting because they call the...

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