The Boat Who Wouldn't Float - Chapters 14-17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 14-17 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 14, "Itchy-ass-sally," begins with Mowat and Donovan being awakened in the very early hours by Paulo. It is time to rechristen the ship. Also present are Theo, his sons, and the Father. The ceremony is rather short and odd as the Father is ill and ends up sneezing holy water all over the inside of the cabin. The boat is renamed by the Father as Itchatchozale Alai. Although the men practice saying the name over and over again, no one can ever get it right. Donovan dubs her "Itchy-ass-sally" much to Mowat's dismay.

There are huge celebrations all over the island, from a party aboard ship to a feast at L'Escal. When even the Basques cannot pronounce the boat's new moniker, she simply becomes known as "Itchy."

Part of the deal with renaming Itchy is that she would have...

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