Middle Passage - Entry 7: SAME DAY Summary & Analysis

Charles Johnson
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Entry 7: SAME DAY Summary

Rutherford enters the captain's cabin to find it in ruins and the captain trapped under a large piece of timber. Falcon is badly hurt, unable to stand. His shoulders crack as he pulls himself along the floor and Rutherford can see that half of the ribs on his right side are broken. Although he is clearly in physical pain from his injuries, Rutherford sees also that he seems to by hiding deeper, more emotional pain underneath. He finds himself pitying the captain, but also pitying himself and the rest of the surviving crewmembers since they are all now in the same pathetic situation. As he speaks to the captain, Rutherford sees that the falling beams in his room had damaged his nervous system and he is no longer able to control his facial muscles or his bowels. Falcon recognizes Rutherford and asks him...

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