Study Guide

Heart of a Samurai Chapter 30

By Margi Preus

Chapter 30

Sailing Close to the Wind

  • Manjiro wakes up and the ship is moving.
  • The rest of the crew is on deck and everyone's friendly to Manjiro.
  • Why? They think his dive after the sea turtle turned their luck.
  • Manjiro sees a few of the guys huddling and whispering, but it's not about him—nope, they're planning mutiny.
  • All of a sudden, the captain interrupts the conversation with a blast of his musket.
  • He forces Manjiro to get into one of the whaleboats because he thinks Manjiro was going to steal one anyway (even though they're way far from Japan).
  • Manjiro doesn't really have a choice—Davis is pointing the gun at him.