The Emigrants - Chapter 21, It Was Called Ship-Sickness Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 21, It Was Called Ship-Sickness Summary

In Chapter 21, Kristina recovers from sea sickness but gets scurvy or shipsickness like everyone else on ship. They lack fresh food, milk, or bread, receiving only old salted food. Even water tastes stale now. She is concerned about her children that look pale and sick as well as about Inga-Lena, who is very ill but hides her sickness from her husband to spare him worries. He thinks the only person righteous on the ship is Ulrika, who avoided sickness. She must be the reason why the ship has not drowned. Kristina does not accept that. She wants to tell Danjel about Inga's sickness, but finds it hard to reprimand him.

Karl Oscar is afraid that he is going to be unfaithful to Kristina. He is not sleeping with her because she is sick and is...

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