Study Guide

Heart of a Samurai Chapter 28

By Margi Preus

Chapter 28

A Moment

  • So this is going to be weird.
  • Remember when Ira (or Captain Davis now) hired Manjiro to be a steward on the ship and told him it could be his chance to go back home to Japan?
  • Yeah… let's just say that Captain Davis can't remember what he promised Manjiro.
  • Manjiro wants to take the whaleboat and some crew members out to sail after the Japanese boats, but Captain Davis won't have it.
  • He doesn't want to lose a boat and crew members to some random side trip for Manjiro "to China."
  • Not only that—he threatens to punish Manjiro if he tries to leave the ship again.
  • (Yeah, we're wondering if this Captain Davis character is the same guy as Manjiro's old friend Ira.)