The Sea-Wolf - Study Guide Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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The next day, Hump is moved from his berth in steerage to a berth in the mate's tiny cabin. He learns that Johansen, the new mate, talks in his sleep loudly and consistently, and therefore Larsen, whose cabin abuts the mate's cabin, has sent the mate into a common berth. In the morning, Hump exchanges Mugridge's rough woolens for his own clothing, which has by now dried. He discovers that his purse has been emptied of $185 in gold coin. He asks Mugridge about the missing coin and receives a vituperative stream of abuse followed by the threat of a beating. Hump, still weak from his ordeal, in pain from his wounded knee and ignorant of life beyond refined civilization, flees from the blustery cook. Later in the day, he carries a pot of ashes to the deck and casts them overboard. Unfortunately, he tries to throw the...

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