Islands in the Stream - Part III: At Sea Chapter I - II Summary & Analysis

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Part III: At Sea Chapter I - II Summary

Thomas Hudson and his crew discover a massacre on an island. Nine bodies lay in the ashes of burned shacks, and the crew estimates the massacre to be a week old. Somebody had tried to put out the fires. Thomas probes the bodies and finds four bullets, which he identifies as those made for a German machine pistol.

Two crew members search the rest of the island and find a dead German sailor, shot once in the base of the spine and again in the neck. The bullets they retrieve are for a 9mm German Lugar. Thomas speculates that a German submarine crew had lost its craft and landed on the island in their lifeboats. They killed the islanders to keep them quiet and possibly because they were black...

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