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Heart of a Samurai Chapter 25

By Margi Preus

Chapter 25

The Cooper's

  • There's not much to say about Manjiro's work at Mr. Hussey's shop.
  • That's because Manjiro hated being there.
  • At first, things were okay, but then cold weather set in and the shop turned drafty and chilly.
  • On top of that, Mr. Hussey wouldn't or couldn't feed Manjiro or the other apprentice enough.
  • Manjiro doesn't remember much about his time at the shop because he was always sick and fevered.
  • He had fever-dreams about his mother and being at sea.
  • It's during his last dream that he opens his eyes to see Mrs. Whitfield—she's taken him back to the Whitfield house—but Manjiro's still feels down because even though it's home, it's not exactly home.