The Open Boat Section 2
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- The cook points out that the wind is pushing them toward shore. How lucky!
- The correspondent and oiler agree. The captain reminds everyone that they're not out of danger just yet. Way to be a Debbie Downer, Mr. Captain.
- Seagulls fly around the boat. One tries to land on the captain's head, and the captain shoos it away. The men worry it's a bad omen. At least it wasn't a black cat. That'd be downright weird.
- The oiler and correspondent continue rowing. First they row together (each with one oar) and then they take turns rowing alone.
- It's tricky switching seats because the boat is so unstable.
- The chunks of seaweed in the water look like little islands.
- The men see the lighthouse, but it's very far away.
- One of the men asks the captain if he thinks they'll make it.
- The captain says they will if the wind holds and the boat doesn't sink. He doesn't sound very optimistic. Uh oh.
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