The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary and Analysis

Equiano relates a couple of strange events on the island. There is first a place called "Brimstone Hill" which is riddled with ponds full of boiling water. Equiano also relates a time when he feels the earth shake in the middle of the night and thinks it is ghosts; he is later told it is an earthquake, which he has never experienced.

At the end of 1763, Equiano begins serving on the ship of a Captain Thomas Farmer. Farmer likes Equiano's work ethic so much that he badgers Equiano's master to let him voyage with him on his trading journeys around the islands. The master (King) relents, and soon Equiano is once more a sailor.

For the next four years he spends his years sailing with Farmer. During this time he conducts a small but profitable merchant business. Starting with the purchase...

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