Nostromo - Part 3, Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 10 Summary

Several years in the future, Captain Mitchell is an unofficial tour guide to Sulaco. The events of the story are told in retrospect. In the many tours of Sulaco that Captain Mitchell gives in the future, he mentions Nostromo's ride to the silver mine that leads to the independence of the Occidental Republic. He recounts the battle between Pedro's troops and General Barrios. He shows the monument erected by Antonia to Decoud. Mitchell describes Nostromo's daring adventure to secure independence for the province.

The narrative then details Nostromo's discovery that Decoud has disappeared from the islet along with some of the silver. This discovery is explained in Decoud's experience. Decoud remains alone on the islet for weeks, losing all motivation to do anything. Finally, he takes some of the silver and boards the little lifeboat. Nostromo assumes that Decoud has died...

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