Lord Jim - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 Summary

Marlow, for his part, is compelled to relate Jim's story and is surprised and moderately amused that the Frenchman grasped at once the only thing concerning the matter of which Marlow cared about: Jim. The Frenchman also remarks that one doesn't die of being afraid.

When the Frenchman had left, Marlow thinks of Jim, who at that time, and as a result of a recommendation provided by Marlow himself, was working as an insurance canvasser for a man named De Jongh in Samarang; a job devoid of the glamour and adventure Jim so craved, yet one which he went about with 'stubborn serenity.' At the same time, Marlow thinks back to the night he and Jim spent talking at Malabar House. Marlow had relayed Brierly's offer to Jim, and said he would be more than willing to offer him a 'loan' and...

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