High Wind in Jamaica - Chapters 8 - 9 Summary & Analysis

Richard Hughes
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When they saw the Dutchman, the pirates assumed that Margaret had murdered him, and without ceremony they tossed her overboard while Otto looked on guiltily. However, a boat with the rest of the crew and the younger children saw her floating away and rescued her, assuming she had somehow fallen. When she was back on deck, she curled up silently in the hold. The atmosphere of the schooner was charged; while they may have been pirates, no murder had ever been committed over the course of business. Affection for the children vanished. Emily was still left in the cabin to heal, but no one would speak to her. Alone with her thoughts, she imagined the Dutchman’s duppy haunting her. She was terrified Margaret would tell on her, and by the prospect of living a life with this enormous secret. She demanded attention...

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