The Emigrants - Chapter 18, A Bushel Of Earth From Sweden Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 18, A Bushel Of Earth From Sweden Summary

In Chapter 18, the first casualties of the trip occur. The girl with an abscess not treated in accordance with Captain's instructions dies. Her abscess breaks because the peasants don't have enough courage to cut it. Also Mans Jakob who is too old to endure such trip dies. His wive moves in with other unmarried women, allowing Karl Oscar to sleep with Kristina.

Only Karl Oscar and Ulrika of Vastergohl avoid sea sickness. Kristina is confined to her bed. She does not eat and vomits even water she gets from Karl. He tries to give her some medicine when a second mate enters their room concerned about the burial of the girl who has just died. During the girl's funeral, Kristina admits that she does not believe she would be able to...

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