The Moor's Account - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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The expedition discovers a few other members that have been separated from the rest when they sailed with the governor. The survivors report similar stories to what happened to the expedition on the island. They report that they lost most of their members to sickness and hunger. Another reports that one of the groups had also resorted to cannibalism. Father Anselmo is so discouraged by what he hears that he decides to abandon the expedition. This hurts the remaining members of the expedition, with Diego especially taking the loss very hard. Morale is once again low, and only continues to drop as several more members end up passing away from sickness. The expedition has stopped giving names to the locations they discover, which Mustafa takes as a sign of humility. The group debates whether or not to bury the fallen, but ultimately decide that...

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