The Sea-Wolf - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 Summary

Hump finds that he has come to miss the feminizing touch of his mother and his several sisters and thinks that sailors grow gross and brutal partly through prolonged estrangement from femininity. Hump talks to Johansen one night and then goes below for a few minutes. When he regains the deck, Johansen has vanished, and Harrison, the sailor at the helm, is visibly shaken. As Hump wonders what has occurred, he sees Larsen, who has been overboard, clamber over the side of the vessel and stand on the deck, soaking wet with a huge gash oozing blood into his face. Hump follows Larsen as he goes forward and inspects the watchmen, who are asleep. Hump, holding a lantern, then follows Larsen down into the forepeak, where the remaining sailors are all apparently asleep.

Larsen quietly begins to take the pulse of the sleeping sailors to determine which...

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