The Sea-Wolf - Study Guide Chapter 35 Summary & Analysis

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The next day, Hump and Brewster board Ghost and begin to construct shears. Hump has conceived the principle of stepping the masts by use of shears without knowing their name or having had them previously described, which is an incredible feat of invention. The work proceeds slowly but surely, and by the end of the day, shears stand erected aboard Ghost. As usual, Hump and Brewster alternate watch through the night. In the morning, they are dismayed to discover that in the night Larsen has destroyed the shears. He further has cut loose all of the spars and rigging from the hull, and the cordage and yards have drifted away to sea. They board the ship and investigate the extent of the wreckage. Larsen has disabled the windlass, cut most of the cordage into useless fragments and done other minor vandalism. Larsen comes on deck and blindly...

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