To Have and Have Not - Part 2, Chapters 6-8 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapters 6-8 Summary

Morgan and Wesley "the nigger" cross the Gulf during a major storm and head for the Sand Key lighthouse. Wesley has no confidence in Morgan after being shot painfully in the leg. Morgan, who is shot in the shoulder, steers toward Woman Key, where they are to transfer the liquor sacks to another boat. Wesley has never been shot before and is grousing, lying all night amid ham-shaped sacks with liquor from broken bottles running everywhere. Wesley wonders why "they" start shooting and why Morgan does not surrender the contraband. Morgan reminds him they would go to jail, which Wesley believes is better than being shot, and with Prohibition over, he asks, why smuggle? Morgan spins the wheel with his one good arm and anchors the boat in the mangroves.

The boat is a mess. They have both bled...

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