Study Guide

The Luminaries Part 5, Chapter 5

By Eleanor Catton

Part 5, Chapter 5

Iron (12 May 1865)

  • Back at Casa di Wells, things were pretty tense. At around four in the afternoon, there was a knock at the door—and Wells answered.
  • It was Ah Sook looing for Carver. It seems the harbormaster had told him to look for the sailor there. Crosbie told him Carver didn't live there.
  • Wells then asked Anna if she knew Carver or someone who had done time at Cockatoo. She said no.
  • At the end of the chapter, it seems that Wells was beginning to put together the pieces of the puzzle that Carver and Lydia had created—and he vowed to meet Carver that night.

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