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Around noon on the overcast day

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Around noon on the overcast day, Delano, seeking a respite from the unfathomable goings-on  aboard the  San Dominick,  turns his attention to his approaching whale-boat, the  Rover,  which  restores his mind from suspicious thoughts to "a thousand trustful associations." Keeping his men in  the  Rover,  he distributes his gifts of pumpkins, bread, sugar, cider, and water. The blacks shove their  way to the water; Delano pushes his way free of them. For an instant, the situation threatens to erupt  into violence: the hatchet-polishers observe his menacing action; Cereno cries out. Then the oakum  pickers restore order. Repeated miscommunication throughout the rising action underscores a central theme — the  inability of characters to express or understand crucial matters. One aspect of this lapse of  communication is Babo and Atufal's constant censorship of Cereno. So repressed and timorous is 
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