Islands in the Stream Part 3, Chapter 19 Summary

Ernest Hemingway

Part 3, Chapter 19 Summary

Back on the cruiser, Thomas Hudson talks over the situation with Antonio. The high tide will not come until after eleven o’clock that night. The wind may be pushing the water out of the bay, so the water still may not be deep enough to get the boat out of the mud. Antonio, however, is confident that it will float. George and Gil have gone out to stake the channel in the places where it is shallow so they will be able to maneuver the boat on the way out. Thomas Hudson wants to go to the turtle boat and shine a light on it. If one of his men is on the boat, he can blink a light at them if the Germans come out in the skiff. However, Antonio thinks it will be too dark. Thomas Hudson agrees because he has been wrong twice that day....

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