Heart of a Samurai - Chapters 28 and 29 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 28 and 29 Summary

When he returns to the ship, Mr. Davis accuses Manjiro of trying to desert the ship. Manjiro tries to get the captain to loan him a whaleboat to go after the men, but the captain emphatically denies the request.

By February of 1848, the whaling is not going well for the Franklin crew. Manjiro pushes on but it's difficult. Especially since the Japanese fishermen rowed away from him, Manjiro realizes that his motivation before was going home. Now his motivation is gone. Right before the captain attacks who he believes is the Jonah, a giant turtle is spotted in the water.

Someone throws a knife at the turtle's head and blood spills out. Manjiro jumps in the water and the turtle takes Manjiro under. Manjiro eventually pulls his knife, slits the turtles throat and drags the carcass back to the ship. Everyone...

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