The Mosquito Coast - Chapter 22 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22 Summary

With Mr. Haddy, the family hikes over jungle terrain towards the sea. Mother says the three men might have been harmless, but Father calls them "scavengers." Eventually, they meet a Miskito Indian, who shares his garden produce with them. The man is one of the Indians to whom Fox has given seeds as payment for work. Thus, the vegetables he is sharing are grown from seed Fox imported from Hatfield. The man also gives the Foxes his canoe-like boat, called a pipanto, in which to travel downriver. As the family leaves the village, Fox disparages the man's hut.

Father refuses to allow anyone to touch the five huge baskets of produce the Miskito man has provided. He insists they will be the seeds for a new garden. Instead, he tells the family to gather "monkey food." On the way down the river, Father...

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