In "Heart of Darkness" how does the helmsman die?
As the helmsman steers Marlow's boat toward Kurtz's Inner Station, the crew is attacked by natives on the riverbank. Marlow recounts how a spear "caught [the helmsman] in the side just below the ribs" and made a "frightful gash." Marlow is most concerned, however, about the fact that the helmsman's blood filled up his own shoes.
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