The Open boat

The Open boat

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  • At this point in the story, the ocean is really rough, and the boat is not taking it well. Also, that captain is injured. Lastly, the crew is hoping that they will get saved by a house of refuge.
  • At this point in the story, they are not sure they are going to make it to shore. Also, the whole crew is annoyed with the gulls because they keep landing on them. The crew is now rowing, and they see land and a lighthouse in the distance.
  • At this point in the story, they are using the captain's coat as a sail. They are thinking the lifesaving station is abandoned and the sea is beginning to get rough again. They are all very hungry and tired so rowing is difficult. Fortunately, they are getting closer to land and they think people should be out looking for them. 
  • At this point in the story, the captain is doubting that they are all going to survive to get to shore. They are threatening God because they don't want to drown. They think if they were supposed to die why didn't it happen sooner. They then saw a man on shore that started to wave at them. More people showed up because the lifesaving station was a winter resort, and they got annoyed with the people waving.
  • At this point in the story, it is night so the people are trying to sleep but the waves make it difficult. There is a shark circling the boat and the correspondent is wishing he wasn't the only one awake with the shark.
  • The correspondent is thinking that he is going to drown so he is contemplating his life. The captain is awake and also sees the shark. They start to head towards the light. The shark came back and the waters are getting rough.
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