The Emigrants - Chapter 22, Story Told At The Main Hatch Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22, Story Told At The Main Hatch Summary

In Chapter 22, passengers occupy themselves with telling tales. For the first time in their lives they have spare time filling unsure what to do with it. At first they stare at the sea. Then they spend time with others, sharing food, brännvin, and tales. Jonas Petter recounts a story that happened a hundred years ago. A pastor in Ljuder, Dean Drysell, who used to have many affairs, including his maid, had a stroke and died. He couldn't be buried because of his erection that wouldn't go away. Pastors prayed in vain while his condition would persists until his maid Magda confesses that she may be the reason for this. She once prayed to God to punish the pastor for his many affairs and abandoning her. She suggests that she would...

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