Heart of a Samurai - Chapters 40 and 41 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 40 and 41 Summary

By June of 1852, Manjiro is out of prison. He is walking on his long journey back to his village. He's dropped his friends off in their villages and is now alone. After days of walking, he arrives in his village to find that nothing has changed. He's worried about what he'll find in his family's hut. When he says hello as he enters, a bunch of strange faces stare back at him. Then, his mother appears.

The village brings food and drink to the hut to celebrate Manjiro's return. Manjiro passes out all the gifts he was allowed to keep for his family. The next morning, a messenger comes for Manjiro. The great lord of Tosa is demanding Manjiro's presence in Kochi. The messenger says some people think Manjiro is a spy, while others believe the lord will turn Manjiro into...

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