The Sea-Wolf - Chapter 29-39 Summary & Analysis

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Van Weyden curses himself for not bringing along matches so they could sip some good coffee from the private stash of Wolf Larsen. Maud ventures the opinion that the island is a seal rookery that has not been discovered by hunters. When Humphrey tells Maud he intends to use the boat to explore other features of the island, Maud convinces him to bring her along. He becomes almost delirious when he figures out a way to make a fire using the gunpowder from a shotgun shell. He empties a cartridge onto a rock, places light tinder and a piece of paper nearby, and strikes the powder with a rock. The powder flares, igniting the tinder which he stokes into a good-sized fire. He boils water and Maud makes coffee. Van Weyden tells Maud they need to construct a shelter and plan for ways to feed themselves when...

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