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The Sea-Wolf Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 20 Summary

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Chapter 20 Summary

The storm abates, and the evening meal is served. Maud Brewster attends the evening meal with the hunters, Hump and Larsen. Hump learns that Brewster's ship was destined for Japan but founded for days in the heavy gales. Brewster asks to be landed at Japan, only a day's sailing distance, but Larsen explains that his preference is to keep her companions aboard as forced crew and herself as a sort of mascot. She can therefore anticipate about four months' of seal killing before reaching land.

During the dinner conversation, Hump suddenly recognizes the woman. He has never met her before, but he realizes that she is Maud Brewster, the famous East-Coast poet. Hump has read, reviewed and admired her work for about seven years. In turn, she has read his reviews as well as his own material, and she recognizes him as well. Larsen tries to interrupt...

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