Ship Fever and Other Stories - The English Pupil Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 44 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Ship Fever and Other Stories.
This section contains 914 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Ship Fever and Other Stories Study Guide

The English Pupil Summary

It is a late December afternoon in 1777. A man tucked in a small sleigh orders his coachman to keep driving. The coachman is afraid, as his employers had forbid him from taking the sleigh beyond the city limits. At the same time, his master is dying and enjoys the afternoon drives.

Carl Linnaeus looks out from where he is wrapped in sheepskins and thinks of Lappland where he'd explored when he was younger. He had been twenty-five then and now he is seventy. His famous memory is gone, taken away by a series of strokes. Now he forgets things: where he is, the names of plants and animals, places, dates, and his own name.

The sleigh continues through the snow. Linnaeus's legs are paralyzed, along with one arm, and he can't wash or feed himself. When he falls from...

(read more from the The English Pupil Summary)

This section contains 914 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Ship Fever and Other Stories Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Ship Fever and Other Stories from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook