The Mosquito Coast - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 Summary

Life is not easy in the jungle. The entire family toils endlessly to build a house and garden. Father claims he never needs sleep. Nevertheless, he seems more cheerful, which makes Mother happy too. One day, Mr. Haddy returns on the Little Haddy with a passenger, Mr. Struss. The man is a missionary from Santa Rosa who calls the Maywits the Ropers. Father refuses to give the man permission to set foot in Jeronimo. He challenges the Zambus to leave with the missionary. Fox forces the man to leave, without even a meal or a cool drink after his long journey. After the house and a gallery are constructed, Father starts everyone building a plant of copper tubing. Charlie begins to recognize the familiar form in the new plant they are constructing. When they harvest the Kentucky Wonder beans, Fox gives everyone a...

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