Under the Jolly Roger: Being an Account of the Further Nautical Adventures of Jacky Faber - Chapters 39 through 42 Summary & Analysis

L.A. Meyer
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Chapters 39 through 42 Summary

In chapter thirty-nine, Jacky learns several members of the crew were taken to jail the previous night after a fight. They include McBride, McConnaughey, and Padraic Delaney. Liam's first instinct is to go shoot his way into the jail to rescue his son but Jacky sends Higgins with money in an attempt to buy off the guards. Higgins returns without the boys saying the mother of one of the girls who had been one of the subjects of the argument has insisted the boys stand trial. Jacky has a plan. She finds a Bible and writes instructions beside a particular verse for the boys to be ready to break out the following morning. Jacky's grandfather dons a clerical collar and goes to the jail, telling the boys they should look up that verse and ponder its meaning.

In chapter forty, Jacky and Mairead slip ashore...

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