Lord Jim - Chapter 39 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 39 Summary

Jim, meanwhile, had been away in the interior for more than a week and during his absence it was Dain Waris who had ordered the attack on the invaders. They had wounded two of Brown's men and in turn had six wounded of their own number. In Jim's absence, the chief men of the town had assembled in Jim's house (his 'fort') and deliberated upon the situation.

Eventually, it was decided that the houses nearest the creek would be strongly occupied so as to be able to kill the men should they try to make for their boat and under the order of Doramin, Dain Waris had been seen ten miles down river of Patusan to form a camp on shore and establish a blockade. Kassim, the Rajah's representative at the talks said little, but when they adjourned, he took into his boat...

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