The Mosquito Coast - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

Charlie wakes up in the middle of the night knowing his father is not in the house. It's not just that he can't hear Fox's whistling snore. It feels as if there is a hole in the house where his father should be. Fearing for his father's safety, Charlie slips into his rubber boots and walks out into the farm fields surrounding their house. From a wooded windbreak, he can see the "savages," men with lighted torches walking across the fields.

The procession of men, gabbling happily, erects a cross in the field. Terrified, Charlie watches them hoist a dead man on the cross and hang him there. Charlie is convinced that the dead man is his father. Suddenly the migrant workers douse their lights and run silently towards Charlie. He has no choice but to flee.

Back in bed, Charlie remembers his...

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