Islands in the Stream - Part III: At Sea Chapter VIII - XII Summary & Analysis

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Part III: At Sea Chapter VIII - XII Summary

Ara and Willie find a German on the island, except he is near death from gangrene. Thomas attempts an interrogation. The German sailor refuses to talk, having accepted his imminent death, and refuses morphine because the pain has passed. The German dies, Thomas orders photos of the body to be taken, and the crew members bury the body on the island in a marked grave.

Ara finds an abandoned boat on the next island, plus evidence that the Germans had been there. The crew realizes they are very close and decide to wash up in a monsoon-like rainstorm before continuing on the chase. Thomas speculates on the condition of the Germans and tries not to think about his better times.

While moving toward the next island, the crew catches...

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