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The Sea-Wolf

In the year 1893, a man by the name Humphrey Van Weyden sets off on a journey on a ferry called the Martinez. Humphrey’s is later nicknamed Hump. Hump’s journey took a negative turn, and the Martinez gets involved in a collision. The ferry is set off course and is shipwrecked in the Bay of San Francisco. Hump then gets cast into the ocean. He is swept about by the sea waves almost to the point of drowning. A seal hunter called the ghost passes by, reaches to his rescue, and saves him from drowning.

While on the ghost, Hump later becomes conscious and recovers from the ordeal. Upon gaining consciousness, he realizes that his body is being roughly handled by a sailor. The cook on board called Thomas Mugridge and the other sailor by the name Mr. Johnson have revived him. They explain to him that they got him out of the waters and took him onboard. Hump changes his soaked clothes with rugged woolen clothes that belong to Mugridge. He then learns that the ships name is the ghost and that it is headed for Japan.

He received the nickname Hump, on the ghost. Hump seeks to be returned on land. He, therefore, approaches Larsen and requests him to be returned to shore but the captain denies his request. After some time, Hump informs them of the boat in San Francisco. He offers to pay them if they agree to return him to the shore. Larsen dismisses his plea stating that he is a drunken sailor. Captain Larsen appoints a sailor by the name Mr. Johansen to be the new mate. He promotes George Leach from being a cabin boy to become a sailor in place of Mr. Johansen. Leach, however, accepts the position after a serious beating because he did not want to be promoted to sailor. He then complies to avoid torment. Larsen then instructs Hump to be the new cabin boy.

Hump goes through a series of trying events while on the ghost. He…...

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