The Moor's Account - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

Laila Lalami
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The expedition arrives at Aute, but the Indians have burned the city to the ground. On top of that, the expedition had been harassed on the way there. Members are starting to contract a fever, and there is always the risk of being attacked by hidden archers. The governor orders Señor Dorantes, Castillo, and Cabeza to go scouting for the ships. Despite their best efforts, they are unable to find any trace of the ships. While they are searching, Señor Dorantes speaks with Mustafa and learns how he came to be enslaved. When they return, things are grim at the camp. Many of the soldiers have contracted the fever, and there are even a few men that try to desert the camp. The governor has withdrawn into his tent and seems to have lost faith in the expedition.

Aute is no longer...

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