Why did Barlow want to speak privately with Charlotte?

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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Barlow wanted to warn Charlotte that all is not as it seems on the ship. Captain Jaggery is not the nice man Charlotte thinks he is; in fact, he is so abusive to his crew that they are near mutiny. It would be best for her to get off the ship as soon as she can.