Sarah Canary - Section vii, chapter 14; section viii, chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

Karen Joy Fowler
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Section vii, discusses the Mosquito Fleet steamboats and the frequent perils of the boats. One boat, the Eliza Anderson, carried pianos and whiskey. When the boat began to sink, the pianos were dumped overboard, but saved the whiskey.

Chapter fourteen, "Emmaline Recites Lear", introduces a steamer called the Pumpkin. Adelaide and Sarah, again referred to as Lydia in this chapter, sitting in the captain’s cabin. They meet a young girl called Emmeline, who makes fun of Sarah for the noises she makes. Sarah wears a veil over her face. An attempt by Adelaide to help conceal her identity. Captain Wescott requests to speak to Adelaide, whom he knows as Mrs. Byrd, and comes to the cabin after Adelaide claims the hardship of leaving her companion. Captain Wescott informs Adelaide that they have picked up men from a capsized...

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