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The Sea-Wolf Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 24 Summary

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Chapter 24 Summary

Larsen continues to become increasingly possessive of Brewster and atypically excludes the seal hunters from his table. One day proves to be a remarkable day for seal killing - the herd stretches as far as the sailors can see. The boats are lowered, and the grim harvest commences. Then smoke is seen on the horizon, and eventually Macedonia is sighted. It is the steam-powered seal ship skippered by Wolf Larsen's brother Death Larsen. The steamer quickly passes the sail-powered Ghost and cuts off the latter's boats from the herd. The hunters return in a fury, and Larsen philosophizes about his brother's behavior. He estimates the financial loss to Ghost at fifteen hundred dollars. Brewster wonders aloud at Death's motivation, and Larsen emphasizes that money represents life and freedom. Brewster suggests that Larsen reevaluate his philosophy, but he dismisses her, noting that he has been a materialistic man...

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