Heart of a Samurai - Chapters 25 and 26 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 25 and 26 Summary

Manjiro moves to Mr. Hussey's shop for his apprenticeship. He goes to school during the day and works in the afternoons. Manjiro is homesick for the Whitfields, but he's also homesick for Japan. He and the other apprentice are always sick, so when he wakes up this time, he finds Mrs. Whitfield standing over him saying they've brought him home.

In the summer of 1846, Mr. Davis from the John Howland comes to the farm. He wants Manjiro to come work for him on a new boat that he's now the captain. Manjiro starts to decline until Mr. Davis tells him they'll be sailing in Japanese waters and Manjiro might have the chance to return home. Manjiro says he'll think about it and talk to Mrs. Whitfield.

Mrs. Whitfield agrees to let him go. Manjiro says goodbye to everyone. Five years after...

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