The Mosquito Coast - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

Father convinces Mr. Haddy to take the family and their mountain of equipment up the river to Jeronimo at night, in his small boat, the Little Haddy. Fox beguiles onlookers into helping him load the boat with one of his favorite stunts - performing a hundred push-ups. Haddy calls Fox "Fadder," assuming that is his name after hearing the children say Father. Fox offers to steer the boat, but Haddy insists that it is his boat and that he is the captain. Charlie falls asleep, and when he wakes, Father is steering the boat. Fox says he threw Mr. Haddy overboard, and Charlie believes him. Mother assures Charlie that Mr. Haddy is below deck, sleeping.

When the family reaches the port in Santa Rosa, Father refuses to stop the boat. Instead, he continues up the Aguan River, which Fox insists is deep enough...

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