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Unformatted text preview: Delano observes that the San Dominick's only long-boat, which is unseaworthy, serves as a den for a black family. Delano questions Don Benito about the absence of boats. Benito replies that they were destroyed in bad weather. A messenger boy interrupts, announcing that it is twelve thirty and reminding Cereno to retire to the cuddy. While Babo shaves his master, who is draped with the flag of Spain, Delano contemplates what he perceives as Babo's ease with the jobs of valet and hairdresser. As he admits that had anyone but Don Benito told him about the ship's disastrous voyage, he would have disbelieved him, the Spaniard shudders, and Babo draws blood under Cereno's throat. The shaving draws to a close; Delano steps discreetly toward the main-mast, then hears a noise near the cuddy. He turns to find Babo, his cheek bleeding, wondering when his master hears a noise near the cuddy....
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.
- Fall '09