The Moor's Account - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Laila Lalami
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The expedition buries three of the men that were lost during the battle with the Indians at the river. Afterwards, they continue on their journey. Señor Dorantes asks Mustafa if he had fed his horse any of the Indian fruit that Mustafa kept picking. Mustafa insists that he didn’t, although he had given the horse a few pieces of fruit because he hated to see how hungry it was because of the strict rationing. Mustafa is able to convince Señor Dorantes that his horse just isn't getting enough water. Señor Dorantes gives orders for Mustafa to secure more water. If he can't, Señor Dorantes will flog him. Mustafa trades the hatchet he took from an Indian for the water, figuring that the weapon isn't worth getting whipped over. While he is returning, Mustafa thinks back on how greedy and...

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