The Open Boat - Part 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 5 Summary

The men are about to spend one of the longest nights of their lives. There is no light. There is no other sound than the water, and it appears that there is no hope. They have no other company than that of a shark circling their small craft. The correspondent is the only one awake to hear the sounds of the shark's body bumping into the boat. The other men are asleep, and all he can do is watch for the blue glint of a fin and curse the sea. For the longest time, the shark swims the length of both sides of the boat, and the correspondent hears the sound of his powerful fin. The correspondent thinks that, in different circumstances, he probably would not have feared this creature, but right now, he would give almost anything for it to go away...

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