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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex - Study Guide Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

Nathaniel Philbrick
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The night of Dec. 9, Pollard's boat disappeared. The men on the other boats tried to locate them by calling out but there was no response. Chase and Joy decided to wait even though they had earlier agreed not to wait if any of the boats separated. Early the next morning, they saw a sail and by altering their course, the three boats were reunited again.

The men's hunger and thirst was at its worst since leaving the wreck. Chase transferred the provisions to his chest to make sure that no one was tempted to steal the bread. When he slept, he would put an arm or leg across it and keep the loaded pistol by his side. That afternoon, a school of flying fish surrounded the boat and several fell into the boat. The following day, the wind died down to almost nothing. Chase proposed that they...

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