The Sea-Wolf

by

Jack London

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The story’s antagonist, Wolf Larsen is the captain of a seal-hunting vessel called the Ghost. He rescues Humphrey Van Weyden after spotting him adrift in the sea following a ferry wreck, then he forces Van Weyden to stay aboard the Ghost and work as a cabin boy. Wolf Larsen is powerfully built and handsome. The novel never mentions his real name—everyone refers to him by the nickname “Wolf,” just as they refer to his brother (and rival) by the nickname “Death” Larsen. Wolf Larsen is largely self-taught, both at sea where he started out as a cabin boy and in the arts and sciences (he is well-read and keeps a large collection of books in his cabin.) One of Wolf Larsen’s defining characteristics is his temperamental personality. At times, he is a gracious host to Van Weyden, capable of holding long philosophical discussions. At other times, however, he is cruel and even murderous. Wolf Larsen is a big believer in Charles Darwin’s concept of “survival of the fittest”—he frequently instigates conflict among his crew to weed out weak crew members. At times, though, Wolf seems to enjoy cruelty for its own sake. Wolf Larsen is also noteworthy for his committed belief in materialism, the idea that there’s no such thing as eternal life. Wolf’s materialism puts him at odds with Maud Brewster and Van Weyden, who both believe in idealism and the existence of immortal souls. Though Wolf Larsen’s uncompromising methods as a leader initially instill fear in his subordinates, by the end of the story, his whole crew abandons him, and his health rapidly declines. Even in his illness, however, Wolf remains vicious and uncompromising—when Van Weyden tries to steal the Ghost, for instance, Wolf Larsen tries to kill him. Wolf Larsen is a complex, morally ambiguous character. On the one hand, he represents the appeal of self-reliance and the power of strength and fear. On the other hand, his demise illustrates the limits of these philosophies, which can sometimes lead to misery and loneliness.

Wolf Larsen Quotes in The Sea-Wolf

The The Sea-Wolf quotes below are all either spoken by Wolf Larsen or refer to Wolf Larsen. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Chapter 1 Quotes

I scarcely know where to begin, though I sometimes facetiously place the cause of it all to Charley Furuseth’s credit. He kept a summer cottage in Mill Valley, under the shadow of Mount Tamalpais, and never occupied it except when he loafed through the winter months and read Nietzsche and Schopenhauer to rest his brain.

Related Characters: Humphrey Van Weyden (speaker), Wolf Larsen
Page Number: 1
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But life and death were in that glance. I could see the vessel being swallowed up in the fog; I saw the back of the man at the wheel, and the head of the other man turning, slowly turning, as his gaze struck the water and casually lifted along it toward me. His face wore an absent expression, as of deep thought, and I became afraid that if his eyes did light upon me he would nevertheless not see me. But his eyes did light upon me, and looked squarely into mine; and he did see me, for he sprang to the wheel, thrusting the other man aside, and whirled it round and round, hand over hand, at the same time shouting orders of some sort. The vessel seemed to go off at a tangent to its former course and leapt almost instantly from view into the fog.

Related Characters: Humphrey Van Weyden (speaker), Wolf Larsen
Related Symbols: Seals
Page Number: 6
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Chapter 2 Quotes

Then a most surprising thing occurred. The captain broke loose upon the dead man like a thunderclap. Oaths rolled from his lips in a continuous stream. And they were not namby-pamby oaths, or mere expressions of indecency. Each word was a blasphemy, and there were many words. They crisped and crackled like electric sparks.

Related Characters: Humphrey Van Weyden (speaker), Wolf Larsen
Related Symbols: Wind
Page Number: 13
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Chapter 3 Quotes

Who earned it? Eh? I thought so. Your father. You stand on dead men’s legs. You’ve never had any of your own. You couldn’t walk alone between two sunrises and hustle the meat for your belly for three meals. Let me see your hand.

Related Characters: Wolf Larsen (speaker), Humphrey Van Weyden
Page Number: 16
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Chapter 5 Quotes

“I believe that life is a mess,” he answered promptly. “It is like yeast, a ferment, a thing that moves and may move for a minute, an hour, a year, or a hundred years, but that in the end will cease to move. The big eat the little that they may continue to move, the strong eat the weak that they may retain their strength. The lucky eat the most and move the longest, that is all. What do you make of those things?”

Related Characters: Wolf Larsen (speaker), Humphrey Van Weyden
Page Number: 13
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Chapter 6 Quotes

I have made the acquaintance of another one of the crew,—Louis he is called, a rotund and jovial-faced Nova Scotia Irishman, and a very sociable fellow, prone to talk as long as he can find a listener. In the afternoon, while the cook was below asleep and I was peeling the everlasting potatoes, Louis dropped into the galley for a “yarn.” His excuse for being aboard was that he was drunk when he signed. He assured me again and again that it was the last thing in the world he would dream of doing in a sober moment. It seems that he has been seal-hunting regularly each season for a dozen years, and is accounted one of the two or three very best boat-steerers in both fleets.

Related Characters: Humphrey Van Weyden (speaker), Louis, Wolf Larsen
Related Symbols: Seals
Page Number: 36
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Where there is room for one life, she sows a thousand lives, and it’s life eats life till the strongest and most piggish life is left.

Related Characters: Wolf Larsen (speaker), Humphrey Van Weyden
Page Number: 44
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Chapter 8 Quotes

“One hundred and eighty-five dollars even,” he said aloud. “Just as I thought. The beggar came aboard without a cent.”

“And what you have won is mine, sir,” I said boldly.

He favoured me with a quizzical smile. “Hump, I have studied some grammar in my time, and I think your tenses are tangled. ‘Was mine,’ you should have said, not ’is mine.’”

Related Characters: Humphrey Van Weyden (speaker), Wolf Larsen (speaker), Thomas Mugridge
Page Number: 51
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Chapter 10 Quotes

“No,” Wolf Larsen answered, with an indescribable air of sadness. “And he is all the happier for leaving life alone. He is too busy living it to think about it. My mistake was in ever opening the books.

Related Characters: Wolf Larsen (speaker), Death Larsen, Humphrey Van Weyden
Page Number: 66
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Chapter 11 Quotes

“You are afraid of him now. You are afraid of me. You cannot deny it. If I should catch you by the throat, thus,”—his hand was about my throat and my breath was shut off,—“and began to press the life out of you thus, and thus, your instinct of immortality will go glimmering, and your instinct of life, which is longing for life, will flutter up, and you will struggle to save yourself. Eh? I see the fear of death in your eyes.”

Related Characters: Wolf Larsen (speaker), Humphrey Van Weyden
Page Number: 70
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Chapter 12 Quotes

The last twenty-four hours have witnessed a carnival of brutality. From cabin to forecastle it seems to have broken out like a contagion.

Page Number: 72
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Chapter 14 Quotes

Then Wolf Larsen’s other hand reached up and clutched the edge of the scuttle. The mass swung clear of the ladder, the men still clinging to their escaping foe. They began to drop off, to be brushed off against the sharp edge of the scuttle, to be knocked off by the legs which were now kicking powerfully.

Related Characters: Humphrey Van Weyden (speaker), Wolf Larsen, Johnson, Johansen, George Leach
Page Number: 90
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Chapter 17 Quotes

“I don’t think it was worth it,” I said to Wolf Larsen, “a broken boat for Kelly’s life.”

“But Kelly didn’t amount to much,” was the reply. “Good-night.”

Related Characters: Humphrey Van Weyden (speaker), Wolf Larsen (speaker)
Related Symbols: Wind
Page Number: 112
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Chapter 18 Quotes

She seemed to me like a being from another world. I was aware of a hungry out-reaching for her, as of a starving man for bread. But then, I had not seen a woman for a very long time. I know that I was lost in a great wonder, almost a stupor,—this, then, was a woman?—so that I forgot myself and my mate’s duties, and took no part in helping the new-comers aboard.

Page Number: 116
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Chapter 19 Quotes

“I was not thinking of taking them aboard when I made that promise,” he answered. “And anyway, you’ll agree I’ve not laid my hands upon them.”

Related Characters: Wolf Larsen (speaker), Humphrey Van Weyden , Johnson, George Leach
Page Number: 124
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Chapter 24 Quotes

He stopped abruptly, and then on his lips formed one of his strange quizzical smiles, as he added:

“It’s from my brain I envy you, take notice, and not from my heart. My reason dictates it. The envy is an intellectual product. I am like a sober man looking upon drunken men, and, greatly weary, wishing he, too, were drunk.”

Related Characters: Wolf Larsen (speaker), Humphrey Van Weyden , Maud Brewster
Page Number: 148
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Chapter 25 Quotes

“What of the Macedonia?”

“Not sighted,” I answered.

I could have sworn his face fell at the intelligence, but why he should be disappointed I could not conceive.

Related Characters: Wolf Larsen (speaker), Humphrey Van Weyden (speaker), Death Larsen
Page Number: 150
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Chapter 26 Quotes

Again that unnamable and unmistakable terror was in her eyes, and she said, almost in a whisper, “You are Lucifer.”

Related Characters: Maud Brewster (speaker), Wolf Larsen, Humphrey Van Weyden
Page Number: 166
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Chapter 27 Quotes

I looked at my watch. It was one o’clock. I had slept seven hours! And she had been steering seven hours! When I took the steering-oar I had first to unbend her cramped fingers. Her modicum of strength had been exhausted, and she was unable even to move from her position. I was compelled to let go the sheet while I helped her to the nest of blankets and chafed her hands and arms.

Related Characters: Humphrey Van Weyden (speaker), Maud Brewster, Wolf Larsen
Related Symbols: Wind
Page Number: 175
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Chapter 32 Quotes

“Hump,” he said slowly, “you can’t do it. You are not exactly afraid. You are impotent. Your conventional morality is stronger than you.”

Related Characters: Wolf Larsen (speaker), Humphrey Van Weyden , Maud Brewster, Death Larsen
Page Number: 202
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Chapter 33 Quotes

Giving over his attempt to determine the shadow, he stepped on deck and started forward, walking with a swiftness and confidence which surprised me. And still there was that hint of the feebleness of the blind in his walk. I knew it now for what it was.

Related Characters: Humphrey Van Weyden (speaker), Wolf Larsen, Maud Brewster
Page Number: 210
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Chapter 37 Quotes

“I am still a bit of the ferment, you see,” he wrote a little later.

“I am glad you are as small a bit as you are,” I said.

“Thank you,” he wrote. “But just think of how much smaller I shall be before I die.”

Related Characters: Wolf Larsen (speaker), Humphrey Van Weyden (speaker), Maud Brewster
Page Number: 235
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Chapter 38 Quotes

“And immortality?” Maud queried loudly in the ear.

Three times the hand essayed to write but fumbled hopelessly. The pencil fell. In vain we tried to replace it. The fingers could not close on it. Then Maud pressed and held the fingers about the pencil with her own hand and the hand wrote, in large letters, and so slowly that the minutes ticked off to each letter:

“B-O-S-H.”

Related Characters: Maud Brewster (speaker), Wolf Larsen (speaker), Humphrey Van Weyden
Page Number: 236
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Chapter 39 Quotes

“One kiss, dear love,” I whispered. “One kiss more before they come.”

“And rescue us from ourselves,” she completed, with a most adorable smile, whimsical as I had never seen it, for it was whimsical with love.

Related Characters: Humphrey Van Weyden (speaker), Maud Brewster (speaker), Wolf Larsen
Related Symbols: Wind
Page Number: 244
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Wolf Larsen Character Timeline in The Sea-Wolf

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Chapter 2
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...built. He looks powerful just pacing around. It turns out his man is the captain: Wolf Larsen. Near the captain is another man who is on his back and dying. The... (full context)
Chapter 3
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Wolf Larsen stops cursing over the dying man and orders Mugridge the cook to get back... (full context)
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The narrator asks Wolf Larsen to take him home at once, but Larsen makes an offer instead: the death... (full context)
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Wolf Larsen calls for Mugridge, who brings out a cabin boy. The cabin boy gives his... (full context)
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...then there are the seal hunters (who come from a wider range of backgrounds). Afterward, Wolf Larsen orders the whole crew to prepare for harsh conditions. (full context)
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Wolf Larsen tasks Mugridge (the cook, whom the crew calls “the doctor,” the hunters call “Tommy,”... (full context)
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One day during stormy conditions, a wave knocks over Van Weyden (whom Wolf Larsen has given the nickname “Hump”), injuring his knee. Nobody treats the knee wound, and... (full context)
Chapter 5
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...move to a new cabin because the new mate Johansen talks in his sleep and Wolf Larsen can’t deal with it. Van Weyden finds that his old clothes are now dry,... (full context)
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...a stove. He accidentally throws the ashes over the windward side, getting ashes on himself, Wolf Larsen, and a hunter. Van Weyden fears the worst, but Wolf Larsen brushes off Van... (full context)
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Later, Van Weyden is surprised to discover, while making Wolf Larsen’s bed, that the captain’s bookshelf contains books by authors like William Shakespeare, Alfred Tennyson,... (full context)
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Wolf Larsen listens to Van Weyden’s tale about Mugridge robbing him, but he refuses to intervene,... (full context)
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Wolf Larsen believes life is chaotic and that hunger and selfishness motivate much of human behavior.... (full context)
Chapter 6
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...The men prepare for hunting. The Ghost is a schooner is built for speed, and Wolf Larsen has a reputation for recklessness. Most sailors claim not to have known about Wolf... (full context)
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...Louis, a talkative Nova Scotia Irish man from Nova Scotia who tells Van Weyden about Wolf Larsen’s reputation. Louis says Wolf Larsen is monstrous, comparing him to the Beast of Revelation.... (full context)
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...involves going 80 feet up, but Johansen insists, swearing at the boy to motivate him. Wolf Larsen tells Johansen to rein it in—he’s the one who does the swearing on the... (full context)
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...the halyard, but he catches himself.  He remains up there for a long time, and Wolf Larsen supervises his work. Van Weyden is nervous for Harrison, but others, like Mugridge, enjoy... (full context)
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Van Weyden confesses to Wolf Larsen that the treatment of Harrison made him squeamish. Wolf Larsen scoffs at this and... (full context)
Chapter 7
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...Weyden marvels at how fast the ship moves. One night, he is surprised to hear Wolf Larsen quoting poetry, and the two of them talk amiably, again about the value (or... (full context)
Chapter 8
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Van Weyden isn’t sure what to make of Wolf Larsen; he can’t decide whether Larsen is a genius or a primitive man. The cook... (full context)
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That night, however, Van Weyden deals with the Wolf Larsen and the hunters while Mugridge waits on them. Wolf Larsen and Van Weyden talk... (full context)
Chapter 9
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Van Weyden gets three days of rest. During this time, he eats with Wolf Larsen and has discussions with him, and Mugridge continues to wait on them. Louis warns... (full context)
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As time passes, Van Weyden begins to think that Mugridge is going mad. Wolf Larsen taunts Van Weyden about his fear, saying that even if Mugridge kills him, it... (full context)
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With no help from Wolf Larsen, Van Weyden continues to manage his tense situation with Mugridge, who very publicly sharpens... (full context)
Chapter 10
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Van Weyden becomes closer with Wolf Larsen, though he still believes that Larsen sees him as mostly just a toy. Van... (full context)
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Van Weyden notes that Wolf Larsen is a handsome man with a clean-shaven well-defined face that looks like something from... (full context)
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Wolf Larsen explains to Van Weyden that despite his familiarity with science and literature, he is... (full context)
Chapter 11
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One day, Van Weyden is surprised to see Wolf Larsen reading the Bible (having finally found one in the possessions of his dead former... (full context)
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Wolf Larsen argues that at some point Van Weyden will start to doubt his immortality and... (full context)
Chapter 12
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...when the sailor Johnson (not the new mate Johansen) gets into a physical fight with Wolf Larsen. Wolf Larsen easily defeats Johnson, and the violence becomes too much for Van Weyden... (full context)
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...cabin boy Leach does what he can to treat Johnson’s wounds. Leach gets angry at Wolf Larsen, becoming surprisingly forceful. Wolf Larsen doesn’t respond, then Mugridge jumps in and starts taunting... (full context)
Chapter 13
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...Johnson joins them, despite sustaining serious injuries from the earlier fight. Johnsen is meek around Wolf Larsen and Johansen, but Leach remains defiant. (full context)
Chapter 14
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Van Weyden gets back to work, but suddenly he sees Wolf Larsen coming over with a head wound and blood on his cheek. Wolf Larsen is... (full context)
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Wolf Larsen goes down to check on which sailors are asleep. Leach knows that he will... (full context)
Chapter 15
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Leach, Johnson, and the other mutinying sailors wonder what to do next now that Wolf Larsen got away. A messenger arrives, announcing that Wolf Larsen wants to see Van Weyden... (full context)
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Van Weyden marvels at Wolf Larsen’s muscular body and says God made him well, but Wolf Larsen argues that the... (full context)
Chapter 16
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...this, Van Weyden mostly enjoys the beginning of his time as mate and finds that Wolf Larsen is mostly agreeable. (full context)
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...is melancholic but Leach holds on to some of his fury. Either would have killed Wolf Larsen, but neither gets the opportunity. Van Weyden wonders why Wolf Larsen doesn’t just kill... (full context)
Chapter 17
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One day, dark clouds start approaching. Wolf Larsen commands Van Weyden to get ready while the sea is still calm. Soon, however,... (full context)
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...broken. Eventually, the Ghost’s crew manages to bring the men aboard. Later, Van Weyden tells Wolf Larsen that he doesn’t think the broken boat was worth a man’s life, but Wolf... (full context)
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The next day, Van Weyden and Wolf Larsen treat the wounds of Mugridge, who broke his ribs in the storm. They regroup... (full context)
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Van Weyden learns more about how to be a sailor, particularly during periods when Wolf Larsen has a headache. One day, Leach approaches Van Weyden in secret and asks him... (full context)
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Furious, Wolf Larsen chases after Leach and Johnson, who have escaped. They come upon a boat, and... (full context)
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Wolf Larsen asks Van Weyden to take the woman, whose name is Maud Brewster, to the... (full context)
Chapter 19
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Later, Wolf Larsen catches Leach and Johnson in their small escape boat. Van Weyden learns that the... (full context)
Chapter 20
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Maud Brewster continues to sleep. Wolf Larsen puts the other men (three oilers and an engineer) to work. Maud Brewster asks... (full context)
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...poetry volumes. It comforts her to find someone she knows, though she remains apprehensive about Wolf Larsen. (full context)
Chapter 21
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Wolf Larsen becomes frustrated when Maud Brewster and Van Weyden ignore him in conversation. He takes... (full context)
Chapter 22
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...Brewster accuses Van Weyden of standing by while two men (Leach and Johnson) were murdered (Wolf Larsen left them to drown.) Van Weyden asks what he should have done instead. He... (full context)
Chapter 23
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...before and fantasizes about running away with Maud Brewster. He notes how Maud Brewster and Wolf Larsen are almost exactly the opposites of each other. Van Weyden, who has always admired... (full context)
Chapter 24
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...ship approaches the Ghost, and Van Weyden worries it might be a Russian cruiser, since Wolf Larsen has a reputation for as a poacher. Wolf Larsen, however, believes the approaching ship... (full context)
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...it to hunt far more seals than the Ghost—and leaving very few seals behind for Wolf Larsen and his crew to hunt. Wolf Larsen and Maud Brewster argue about eternal life.... (full context)
Chapter 25
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The next day, Van Weyden informs Wolf Larsen that Death Larsen’s Macedonia is no longer in sight; Wolf Larsen seems almost disappointed.... (full context)
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Wolf Larsen pulls the Ghost up next to one of the hunting boats of the Macedonia.... (full context)
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Wolf Larsen comes up alone and tells the remaining two men from the hunting boat to... (full context)
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...Death Larsen has apparently realized what is happening. The Ghost tries to speed away, but Wolf Larsen warns his hunters to ready their guns. The Macedonia opens fire on the Ghost... (full context)
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Wolf Larsen distributes whiskey to his crew while Van Weyden treats the newly wounded. Wolf Larsen’s... (full context)
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Wolf Larsen, Van Weyden, and Maud Brewster talk about why humans do things; Wolf Larsen argues... (full context)
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Wolf Larsen, Maud Brewster, and Van Weyden continue to discuss philosophy and literature, including the figure... (full context)
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Wolf Larsen says he’ll go relieve Louis on the wheel and suggests that Van Weyden go... (full context)
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Wolf Larsen seems suddenly much weaker and says he is a sick man, repeating it several... (full context)
Chapter 32
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...Instead, he decides to creep aboard the ship with his knife and shotgun and kill Wolf Larsen. (full context)
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...to cook a surprise breakfast for Maud Brewster. Before he can, though, he runs into Wolf Larsen. (full context)
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Van Weyden levels his shotgun at Wolf Larsen. He hesitates for a while, and Wolf Larsen asks him why he doesn’t shoot... (full context)
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Van Weyden asks where the rest of Wolf Larsen’s crew is. It turns out Death Larsen caught up with the Ghost, offered to... (full context)
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Wolf Larsen still claims to be weak from headaches. Van Weyden lets him go, but makes... (full context)
Chapter 33
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Van Weyden and Maud Brewster wait all day for Wolf Larsen to come out, but he doesn’t come out or even appear on deck. There’s... (full context)
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Though Maud Brewster was initially afraid of Wolf Larsen, after more time passes, she tells Van Weyden too go aboard and check on... (full context)
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A week goes by, and the only sign of Wolf Larsen is some occasional smoke coming up from the galley of the Ghost. Soon, though,... (full context)
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Wolf Larsen believes Van Weyden is belowdecks, so he closes the trap door and puts a... (full context)
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Van Weyden and Maud Brewster begin repairing the Ghost. Wolf Larsen comes out and asks what they’re doing. He is pleased that Van Weyden is... (full context)
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Wolf Larsen then greets Maud Brewster, unable to see her in his blindness but having heard... (full context)
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...a mast aboard the Ghost and hoist it. While they’re working on repairing the masts, Wolf Larsen comes out again. Van Weyden and Maud Brewster work hard all day. After supper,... (full context)
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When Van Weyden and Maud Brewster wake the next day, they find that Wolf Larsen has sabotaged some of their work. Van Weyden says Wolf deserves to die, but... (full context)
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...on the Ghost. This time, they remain on the ship to guard their work against Wolf Larsen. Wolf Larsen can hear them, but he only talks casually with them. (full context)
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One night, as Wolf Larsen attempts to sabotage Van Weyden and Maud Brewster’s work again, Van Weyden catches him... (full context)
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Maud Brewster and Van Weyden discuss what to do with Wolf Larsen. But as it turns out, when they are working the next day, they see... (full context)
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Van Weyden goes to check on Wolf Larsen, but he gets too close, and Wolf grabs him and tries to choke him.... (full context)
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...his senses, he realizes that Maud Brewster was holding a seal club, ready to attack Wolf Larsen. Van Weyden explains that Wolf had another attack like the one that initially made... (full context)
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Van Weyden and Maud Brewster move aboard the Ghost, with Wolf Larsen as their prisoner. Van Weyden discovers that Wolf Larsen is deaf in one ear,... (full context)
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Despite being close to death, Wolf Larsen maintains that he doesn’t have a soul. Van Weyden tells Wolf Larsen that his... (full context)
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...now close to being in shape to work. He and Maud Brewster are happy, but Wolf Larsen’s slow death frequently interrupts this happiness.  Wolf Larsen has another stroke and begins losing... (full context)
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...dense smoke coming from steerage. Van Weyden goes belowdecks and nearly chokes as he finds Wolf Larsen almost motionless but still responsive to touch. He goes back up without locating the... (full context)
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Van Weyden returns to Wolf Larsen and discovers that the captain had set fire to his bunk’s straw mattress. He... (full context)
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Wolf Larsen writes to Van Weyden that his left side is going too; soon, he will... (full context)
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Van Weyden asks Wolf Larsen if he can still hear, and Wolf doesn’t respond, suggesting that both arms are... (full context)
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...and Maud Brewster finish up with the sails. Van Weyden checks in on the weakening Wolf Larsen and asks him if he’s still there: Wolf’s lips move for the last time... (full context)
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...and finds that Maud isn’t making breakfast as usual. He searches and finds her near Wolf Larsen, who apparently died during the storm. Maud suggests that Wolf is still alive because... (full context)
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The storm breaks, and Van Weyden and Maud Brewster have a funeral at sea for Wolf Larsen. Afterward, they throw his body into the ocean. (full context)