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Lord Jim

Lord Jim


by Joseph Conrad

Lord Jim Chapter 10 Summary

  • When the squall hits, the men in the lifeboat are blinded by wind and rain. They watch as the lights on the Patna go out. They think this means the ship has sunk
  • At this, Marlow confirms that the lights did go out, but the ship of course didn't sink.
  • Jim describes his hellish time aboard the lifeboat. When the men start to make plans to lie to everyone and get their story straight, Jim ignores them. At least he's showing some signs of morality.
  • When Jim asks Marlow if he believes him, Marlow tells him he does. Do you?

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