Ship of Fools - Study Guide The Harbors Summary & Analysis

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At last the ship docks at Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, where the Vera passengers are happy to debark and spend a day on land. Most of the Spaniards in the steerage compartment are getting off at this port. Their joy is almost palpable, as they crowd down the gangplank. Included in this group are the man in the cherry red shirt, who is nursing a head wound garnered in a fight, as well as seven new infants born during the passage.

Dr. Schumann watches this departure for a short while and then heads below deck for the less pleasant task of informing La Condesa that the authorities are waiting at the dock to accompany her to her new living quarters. Dr. Schumann assures La Condesa that he and the Captain have spoken with the officers and that they will follow discreetly behind La...

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