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The Slave Dancer Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Spaniard Summary

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The Spaniard Summary

The chapter opens with Cooley, one of the sailors, telling Jessie about cockfighting and about Cooley's goal of owning a cockfighting pit. Sam Wick exclaims that only savages enjoy watching cockfights. That day Ned Grime's body had been thrown overboard, and eight slaves were found dead. Jessie finds himself believing that everything on the ship is wrong. The slaves seem to be near death, and Stout has taken on the duties of Nicholas Spark. Although the quality of food and water is not much different between the slaves and the sailors, Jessie believes that the crew's ability to walk freely explains the difference in their conditions. However, Stout does increase the misery of the crew. The weather has not been too poor, and Purvis is always commenting on how lucky they are that the ship has not become becalmed. Purvis tries to convince Jessie that...

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