Please give a summary of chapters 7, 8, and 9 from Mark Twain's The Innocents Abroad.

Chapters 7, 8, and 9 cover the period of approaching Tangier by sea in a week-long storm, passing through the Strait of Gibraltar, and exploring Tangier and reflecting on its history.

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Chapter 7 begins with an account of a week-long storm at sea. On the seventh night, it was so rough that the men left their cabins to witness the spectacle of the storm. The sea settles, the ship passes through the Strait of Gibraltar, and the narrator describes the Rock of Gibraltar in detail, including an upward trek on mules. Twain relates some of the legends and Moorish history recited by a man they call The Oracle. Twain and others get tricked into purchasing kid gloves that easily tear, and they all discard them in the morning.


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