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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Chapter 6

By Avi

Chapter 6

  • The captain hands Charlotte over to Mr. Hollybrass, though before he does so, he bids her farewell by kissing her hand in front of the crew. What a gentleman! (Yeah, right.) Charlotte, however, is stoked.
  • Mr. Hollybrass takes Charlotte to Mr. Barlow, who's supposed to lead Charlotte to her trunk that's stored in the ship's top steerage.
  • Charlotte and Mr. Barlow enter the ship's top cargo, and he takes her to her trunk.
  • Mr. Barlow leaves Charlotte in the darkness of the top cargo to go through her things, and leaves his lit candle near the ladder for her.
  • Charlotte, though alone, begins to feel a presence. She thinks someone is watching her.
  • Charlotte looks to the left and right and sees nothing. She finally turns around toward the ladder, and there she sees a grinning head with eyes staring at her.
  • The candle goes out and all is dark.