Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea

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Ruta Sepetys

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Salt to the Sea: 149. Emilia Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Emilia and Halinka make it to the deck. The nose of the Gustloff is already underwater. Emilia sings “All the little duckies” to Halinka as she looks around, not for a lifeboat, but for her knight, Florian.
Emilia sings “all the little duckies” in times of stress to calm herself, but it does not work now, as the stress is too great.
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