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The Sea-Wolf Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8 Summary

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Chapter 8 Summary

Hump tries to understand Larsen and finds him compelling but mysterious. One day Larsen invites Mugridge into his cabin to play cards. Hump begins serving whisky as the cards are dealt. Mugridge becomes increasingly drunk and begins to make preposterous claims about being descended from a wealthy gentleman and about being a so-called remittance man. He begins to lose at cards and makes frequent trips to his tiny berth to obtain more gold coin. Larsen drinks heavily but does not appear to feel the effects of the alcohol.

After some time, Mugridge is stupidly drunk and out of money, and Larsen sends him on deck to be doused with saltwater. Larsen casually but purposefully notes that his winnings amount to $185. Hump impetuously claims the money as his own, but Larsen refuses the assertion, claiming that to have is enjoyably to own. A discussion of ethics ensues in...

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