The Slave Dancer - The Moonlight Summary & Analysis

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The Moonlight Summary

Jessie is still on the bottom of the small boat, and he becomes overwhelmed with sleepiness. Jessie is continually worried of being hit by the swinging wood attached to the sail and cannot get comfortable in the cramped space. Jessie dozes now and then while his captors speak quietly. Jessie feels that hours pass on the small boat, and finally the sky begins to lighten. Jessie is told to remain sitting. Jessie spots a single light flickering on an island and feels alone again. Finally, one of the men points out the ship they are headed for which is named The Moonlight. Jessie is hauled up a rope ladder onto the ship and he immediately falls to his face when he tries to stand. Jessie smells an awful stench and manages to get to his feet despite his exhaustion. The two...

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