The Kingdom of This World - Part Two: V, Santiago de Cuba and VI, The Ship of Dogs Summary & Analysis

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Part Two: V, Santiago de Cuba and VI, The Ship of Dogs Summary

In Santiago de Cuba, M. Lenormand de Mézy and other white colonists sail for Cuba, while Ti Noël and the other slaves suffer in the ship's hold, filled with coal. In Cuba, M. Lenormand de Mézy attends the theater and spends time merrymaking with other former plantation owners and colonists. Those who weren't enlightened enough to get their wealth out of Santo Domingo in advance seem to glory in their bad fortune. They give themselves over to hedonism, with fancy clothes, drinking, music, sex, and idleness. The fashions of the displaced plantation owners begin to be copied by the Cubans. M. Lenormand de Mézy spends his time card playing and going to church, living off of the...

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