High Wind in Jamaica - Chapters 2 - 3 Summary & Analysis

Richard Hughes
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When the Bas-Thorntons emerged from the cellar, the country was unrecognizable. There was no living thing in sight, and their house was entirely gone. Though the children felt sick, they accepted the change in fortune without question or much care. They all went to camp out in a hospital, which the children found fun. However, Mrs. Thornton, a plump, serious woman, worried that they had been traumatized by the hurricane. As they began to rebuild Ferndale, they decided to send the children to school in England. They were thrilled, as they each had a different elaborate idea of what England was like, none of which bore any resemblance to the real country. They were to travel via ship rather than a steamer to save money. Though the Bas-Thornton parents were frightened to send them off, Captain Marpole of the Clorinda seemed friendly and...

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