The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

During the ten days between New York and the Azores, the passengers are settling themselves into the ship's routine. The only person who has trouble with the ship's schedule is Mr. Blucher, who finds that his $150, good quality watch does not tell time properly at sea. He becomes frustrated, constantly changing the hands of the watch to coincide with the ship's time, but can never seen to catch up. Poor Mr. Blucher is convinced that either the watch is seasick, or he was cheated when he bought it. Twain and his fellow shipmates send Mr. Blucher to one of the many ship's captains to explain how sea time works.

When the first of their destinations, the Azores islands, comes into sight, the passengers are excited. Land at last! Everyone is waken and brought to the deck at 3 a.m. to observe their first...

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