The Mosquito Coast - Chapter 29 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 29 Summary

Back aboard ship, Mother is awake, and Charlie can tell by her tone of voice that she is frightened. Charlie tells her everything at home is okay, but Mother says it doesn't make any difference. Father hated living in America. She refuses to leave her husband behind. Without her to drive, they can't make it out of the jungle. Charlie and Jerry try to convince their mother to escape. They remind her that Father is missing and may never return. If they wait until daylight, it will be too late. Rev. Spellgood will notice the car keys are missing.

Suddenly, something blazes behind the bungalows. Hugh flames light the trees, giving off the stink of burning gasoline. Charlie orders Jerry to grab the twins and tells his mother they must leave. Father appears on the shore, ordering them back to the boat. He...

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