Heart of a Samurai - Chapters 34 and 35 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 34 and 35 Summary

By October of 1849, John Mung is still in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. He runs into Terry, who drags him to have his portrait taken with a new invention, photography. On their walk to the studio, Terry tries to convince Manjiro to go to California with him to look for gold. Terry's photo turns out with a blur, making Manjiro feel as if Terry is already gone.

In the late spring or early summer of 1850, Terry and Manjiro are on a steamboat from San Francisco to Sacramento. The entire ride, Terry is reading about panning for gold and sharing the information with Manjiro. Manjiro is obsessed with the fact that the boat is being propelled by the steam and wheel instead of the wind.

When they arrive at the riverbed, they find numerous other men there searching for gold. In Manjiro's first scoop of...

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