Valiant Gentlemen - Part 2: Chapters 5 - 8 Summary & Analysis

Sabina Murray
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Part Two: Chapter V, Niger Protectorate begins in June of 1894. Casement is in the Niger Protectorate doing surveying work. Palm oil is being harvested to be used as a lubricant for industrial machines. Casement is in the Anang, which is a dangerous area, and he is traveling without weapons. He is looking forward to going home and hopes that his brother Tom, who is currently bankrupted, will right his financial situation soon so that Casement can save money to take a vacation.

Casement thinks about relocating to Liverpool. He feels out of touch with Ireland and has not followed Irish politics since Parnell’s death. He and Ward have sometimes debated how Casement can “support the British in Africa and want an Irish Parliament—how these two things are not at odds with each other” (186).

It begins to rain and soon there...

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