The Scarlet Letter

What does the ship's captain tell Hester? The Scarlet Letter


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The ship's captain tells Hester that Chillingworth will be joining them on the voyage.

“So, mistress,” said the mariner, “I must bid the steward make ready one more berth than you bargained for! No fear of scurvy or ship-fever, this voyage! What with the ship’s surgeon and this other doctor, our only danger will be from drug or pill; more by token, as there is a lot of apothecary’s stuff aboard, which I traded for with a Spanish vessel.”


The Scarlet Letter/ Chapter 21