Middle Passage - Study Guide Entry 5: June 30, 1830 Summary & Analysis

Charles Johnson
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Captain Falcon tells Rutherford that what he is carrying in the secret crate below is an Allmuseri god and Rutherford is understandably shocked. Falcon adds that the Allmuseri have been worshipping this god since the Stone Age and they believe it is the driving force behind the universe. Falcon, however, is only concerned with the money and fame it will bring and the fame, enabling Falcon to make a mark in the history books. Leaving the captain's room that night, Rutherford's mind is bubbling with the news he has just heard. The fact that the ship is carrying a god aboard frightens him, and he finds himself concerned with whether this will cause a natural disturbance like the Apocalypse.

Throughout their conversation, the ship's dogs have been howling uncontrollably and when Rutherford goes out on deck to see what has been causing all of the...

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