Refugee (Alan Gratz) - Pages 216 - 269 Summary & Analysis

Gratz, Alan
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Josef is still outside the Havana Harbor, 21 days from home. He watches his friends’ father, whom had already sought asylum in Cuba, come to pick up his daughters on the boat. The rest of the passengers grow angry. Officer Padron insists they had the right papers but the crowd gets mad insisting they also have the right papers. The engines start to rumble and the crowd gets more angry. Officer Padron raises his gun but soon the Captain yells to drop their weapons. He explains to the crowd that he has been to see the President of Cuba, but the President refused his visit. And now, the government is insisting they leave the harbor. The Captain insists they will ask the American government for refuge. Josef asks the officer about his father but they tell him he is too sick to board, and...

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