The Moor's Account - Chapter 24 Summary & Analysis

Laila Lalami
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Mustafa and his wife set out with a new expedition. They return to many of the places they had previously been. Areas that were once bustling with life have become abandoned. One of the new governors, Coronado, stops a group of slavers that had been harassing the Indians. During the initial journey, Mustafa’s wife becomes pregnant, which makes the both of them ecstatic. Mustafa tricks the expedition into letting him advance ahead of the group, to act as a diplomat to the Indians. He says this will pacify the more violent ones and make them more receptive to Christian preaching, plus it will help him learn more about the fabled seven cities they are looking for. Each time, he sends messages back saying that the land ahead decreases in value. The expedition is a failure and Mustafa finally has the chance to gain...

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