What does the incident with the shark in part 5 reveal about the correspondent’s and captain’s points of view in this passage?

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In part 5, the correspondent is taking his turn rowing; he and the oiler, Billie, are the only two of the four men who can really row: the captain is injured and the cook is physically unable. All of the others seem to be asleep. This is when he sees the "dark fin" cut through the waters around him and the trail of phosphorescence evidently left by the shark as it circles the boat. It seems to be waiting, perhaps, for its opportunity to feed. However, the narrator tells us that "the presence of this biding thing did not affect the man with the same...

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