Heart of a Samurai - Chapters 32 and 33 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 32 and 33 Summary

Before Manjiro knows it, he is standing in the whaleboat and they are rowing closer to the whale. Upon command, Manjiro spears the whale. After this experience, Manjiro just wants to make enough money to retrieve his fishermen friend from the Hawaiian island and go home to Japan, where he plans to change their outlook on outsiders one person at a time.

Manjiro is on an island where the Franklin is anchored. Mr. Davis was handed over to the whaling office and is presumably on his way home to Massachusetts. Manjiro encounters a parrot on the island that says hello in Japanese. By this time, Manjiro is twenty-two and William Henry is five. Manjiro buys the parrot as a gift for William Henry. On the voyage home, Manjiro teaches the parrot more words in Japanese so when William Henry visits him...

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