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The Sea-Wolf Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 27 Summary

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Chapter 27 Summary

Hump mans the tiller while Brewster sleeps. She wakes up, and they eat breakfast and exchange their clothing for warmer outfits. Hump briefly instructs Brewster on steering and sail-handling. They have somewhat flirtatious conversation, and Hump, internally, exults in his love for Brewster. The wind picks up, and the small craft is overwhelmed. Eventually, Hump lowers the sails and then fashions a sea-anchor and abandons navigation to the current and winds. The boat is driven in the wrong direction, and Hump despairs of ever reaching Japan. Hump worries about their safety but is unafraid.

Chapter 27 Analysis

Chapter 27 begins a long period of uncomfortable seas where the boat is driven in the wrong direction by the current and the winds. Instead of reaching Japan in a few days, it quickly becomes evident that Hump and Brewster are being driven back into the North Pacific Ocean. They are very...

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