They've landed at Oahu, and the Japanese fishermen are overjoyed.
The captain has found them places to live in Oahu, which means they can wait around until they can find a boat going to Japan.
Only Denzo has something more to say to Manjiro: The captain has invited Manjiro to stay on the John Howland as his son.
It's up to Manjiro to decide, but he can't come to a decision.
He takes the next few days to mull the thing over and gets Goemon to walk with him on the beach.
He starts discussing Longfellow's (or "Long Fellow," according to Manjiro) poem that Captain Whitfield recited earlier.
Of course, Goemon needs a lesson in what the poem means, so Manjiro tells him the gist of what he thinks it means: that they can go on to do "great things."
But Goemon's not down with the idea because he still buys into the belief that only the upper-ups can do anything important or big; he thinks the captain has totally perverted Manjiro's thought process and values.
Manjiro thinks about what Goemon says, and he also can't help but feel bad about his mother and family. What would she do if he didn't return?
But then there's Captain Whitfield and all their great conversations—these two are definitely becoming good friends.