Rich Man, Poor Man - Part 3, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 7 Summary

Once Thomas and Dwyer return to the ship in Genoa, they begin to have trouble with the ship bully. This man, Falconetti, has bullied everyone on board since the beginning of their voyage, making the lone black sailor stay out of the mess whenever Falconetti was in there and teasing Dwyer about his feminine voice. Now Falconetti has added Thomas to his list of victims, suggesting that he and Dwyer were AWOL to be alone together. Thomas lets the teasing go at first, but soon it begins to bother him. Finally, Thomas invites Falconetti to fight him on deck. Thomas gets the upper hand right away, knocking Falconetti to the ground. However, when Falconetti pulls a knife, Thomas is forced to beat him severely. After this, Thomas becomes the bully, forcing Falconetti to behave. One day, Thomas invites the black sailor...

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