High Wind in Jamaica - Chapters 4 - 5 Summary & Analysis

Richard Hughes
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After an uncomfortable night, the children awoke and went on the deck. They were surprised to see that they had landed at the port town of Santa Lucia in Cuba. A group of beautiful young men emerged as well and disembarked for the beach. When Emily asked who they were, Jonsen told her “Fairies” (93), which delighted her but prompted scolding from his mate. In fact, they were the men who had dressed up as ladies in order to board the Clorinda. Tired of the children, Jonsen told them to amuse themselves on shore, and they played around the sleepy town as the cargo was unloaded for an auction. A crowd assembled around a temporary stage, including the wife of the Chief Magistrate, a fat old woman who would shout jokes from her rocking chair. She took a liking to little Edward, grabbed him...

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