The Emigrants - Chapter 24, A Long Night Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 24, A Long Night Summary

In Chapter 24, Karl Oscar's son Johann wakes him up in the middle of the night because Kristina is bleeding heavily. He is helpless not knowing how to stop the bleeding. He decides to see Captain Lorentz, who also replaces a doctor. Although Kristina thinks that her destiny is to die, her attitude is contrary to Karl's, who thinks that things can be changed. He rushes to see the Captain, who is angry at first for waking him up, as he barely gets the chance to sleep. He is about to send Karl Oscar away, but changes his mind, and agrees to help him, especially hearing about his dying wife. The Captain asks about the symptoms of her illness and comes to the conclusion that her bleeding must be due to scurvy. He finds out from his manual...

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