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News of the World - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Captain Kidd and Johanna continue on their journey towards their first destination, the Spanish Fort. As they wind along the river, the Captain notices how Johanna stares across the river, where she knows is Indian Territory, and realizes she is probably thinking of her family. They come across a U.S. Army company looking for signs of raiders, the lieutenant of which comes to speak to the Captain. Noticing Johanna, who is wrapped in her jorongo and clutching butt of the Captain’s revolver, the lieutenant asks to “have a look at her” (42). When Johanna refuses to come out and the Captain explains her unusual story, the lieutenant stares at her “appraisingly” (43) and tells the Captain that he hopes he will “apprise her of the facts” (43). After interrogating the Captain about any possible involvement with the Confederacy, what arms he is carrying, what is...

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