Chapter 25 Summary

With bad weather setting in, the family takes up residence at Tenthurst for the next few months. The winds have been causing huge ocean swells, and the skies are almost always gray with thick clouds.

Because of the low light, the cave house they have built feels oppressive. To remedy this, the father and Jack rig a new light. They find a bamboo pole that will reach from the floor to the ceiling. Then after securing it, Jack climbs to the top of the pole and hangs a large oil lamp that they had rescued from the ship. The artificial light fills the cave, making the room feel more comfortable.

Since the weather is not conducive to outdoor activities, the family spends their time arranging the interior rooms of...

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