The Mosquito Coast - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

When the Unicorn pulls in to La Ceiba, the Spellgoods are met by a Honduran girl choir dressed in pink. No one meets the Foxes. Charlie thinks he has never seen so many people standing around doing nothing. They pass an old woman in bedroom slippers selling oranges beside the road. Father buys six oranges for a quarter. The family walks around the town that evening. It is filthy, with raw sewage emptying into the sea. The beach is a junkyard. They stay overnight in a rundown hotel.

The next morning, Father moves the family to a hotel called the Gardenia that's even more rundown. He insists that most of the men in town, including Rev. Spellgood, have guns. Father devotes his time to charming the local residents. One of these men is Mr. Haddy. One night, Mother and the children return from...

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