Study Guide

Heart of a Samurai Chapter 31

By Margi Preus

Chapter 31

The Harpooner

  • It's mutiny, but Manjiro's too angry to be scared.
  • He confronts Davis and then jumps him, and the other guys follow and bind Davis up.
  • But then someone sights whales.
  • For real? The crew can't believe it—they've been whale-less for so long.
  • Then Mr. Aken (Itchy) takes command.
  • Instead of going against the crew, he backs them (because it's clear Davis is completely crazy anyway) and tells them to go get the whales.
  • But before that, they have to choose new officers.
  • Aken nominates Manjiro to be the harpooner and—lo and behold—everyone, including Jolly, backs Manjiro. Yay.