The Sea-Wolf - Chapters 22-28 Summary & Analysis

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Maud Brewster approaches Humphrey Van Weyden to ask about rumors that Wolf Larsen has had two of the crew murdered––Leach and Johnson. Van Weyden confirms that report and tells her she is now dealing with a man-monster, who would just as soon chop off her head as discuss world history. He tells her that her conceptions of honesty, humanity, and manhood simply do not apply to the world aboard the Ghost and that she must do everything to stay in Larsen's good graces to prevent a horrible outcome. As they talk, Wolf Larsen begins to approach them and Humphrey reiterates his message of appeasement to her. Larsen tells Van Weyden to check on Cooky who, he says, is "complaining and restless." Van Weyden finds the cook sound asleep, and sees Larsen and Maud Brewster in animated conversation. They approach the area where he's standing, and Maude...

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