The Mosquito Coast - Chapter 27 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 27 Summary

For three days, Jerry and Charlie are punished, forced to ride in the dugout towed behind the boat. When Father finally allows the two back aboard, they are sick and sun burnt. After eleven days traveling upriver, they encounter an inhabited Miskito village. The villagers, a clan named the Thurtles, share their food with the Foxes. When Father learns the men have some gasoline, he trades them a chisel, a toilet seat and a mirror for it. When the Foxes depart, the villagers ask if they are going upriver two days, to Wumpoo. The name sounds familiar to Charlie, although he can't think why. That night in his hammock on board, Charlie realizes that the men were saying Guampu and why it's familiar.

Chapter 27 Analysis

Jerry is frightened of Father, but he also suggests killing him. It seems to be the only way...

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