Night Boat to Tangier - Chapters 3 – 4 Summary & Analysis

Kevin Barry
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In Chapter 3, the narrative returns to Maurice and Charlie in the port of Algeciras. They soon see that the two young women are not Dilly. They speak to the women, who are from Spain and whose names are Leonor and Ana. They have a dog with them named Junior Cortés. They ask Leonor and Ana if they know Dilly, but the women reply in the negative. Maurice then proclaims that “there are only seven true distractions in life” (52). He says that the distractions are love, grief, pain sentimentality, avarice, lust, and a desire for death. The five people wait in the port, and Maurice and Charlie continue to talk, both to the people and the dogs. They make vague mentions of the illegal ways in which they made money. They say that, despite making much money, they lost most of it. Charlie laments...

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