The Sea-Wolf - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

Hump learns that Ghost is an eighty-ton schooner that measures twenty-three feet at the beam and ninety feet in length with a 100-foot-high mainmast. The ship was designed for speed and originally built as a private yacht and is widely regarded as a fine ship and the fastest among the seal-hunting fleets. Hump makes the acquaintance of another seaman named Louis, who tells him that Larsen is regarded as a mean-spirited and undesirable captain. Louis claims that Larsen has killed men on more than one occasion, states he is a devil and predicts further deaths among the crew. Louis also cautions Hump to remain quiet about such things and states that he will publicly deny having ever said anything negative about anyone. Hump finds Johnson to be a straightforward and honorable man as well as a good sailor, and he admires him. Hump finds Mugridge to be...

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