High Wind in Jamaica - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

Richard Hughes
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Emily had a growth spurt onboard the steamer, and she also began to come out of her shell. She became enamored of a young English woman, Miss Louisa Dawson, who showed her all her beautiful clothes. Miss Dawson, who pitied the girl, took it on herself to extract the story from her. Emily resisted, however, so many of their conversations revolved around Miss Dawson’s descriptions of London. Emily coveted Miss Dawson’s experiences in the metropolis, thinking herself inexperienced, while Miss Dawson wondered at how the children could have survived such a frightening experience. However, the relationship was shattered when Miss Dawson asked Emily to call her Lulu. Emily couldn’t bring herself to use an adult’s first name, so she avoided Miss Dawson for the rest of the trip. Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Bas-Thornton had returned to London after receiving the...

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