Lord Jim - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

There were, according to Marlow, numerous such examples of Jim simply getting up and leaving when his past finally caught up with him. The worst incident, however, occurred in a hotel in Bangkok one night. Drunk, and after having lost a sixth game of billiards, a Dane, first lieutenant of the Royal Siamese Navy, made a scornful remark at Jim's expense. Jim, in turn, threw the man over the veranda and into the water below. That same night he appeared on board Marlow's boat, which was docked in the region at the time.

Jim was most dismayed at the fact that almost everyone in the room had known about his past for some time. Marlow allowed him passage on his ship, and eventually saw to it that he was placed with De Jongh. His meanderings appear to Marlow to have taken a toll...

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