Flashcards in chp. 27 - whistling up the wind Deck (12):
what year is 1847 known as in Japan?
year of the sheep
how is Daniel like Manjiro?
he asks all kinds of questions; he is a greenhand
what secret does Manjiro share with Daniel?
Manjiro is not looking for whales; he is looking for land
what does it mean to be "wet as a scrubber"?
have a bad temper
what is a Jonah?
a person who brings bad luck to a ship
what does Daniel spot on the ocean?
how does Manjiro change his appearance before approaching the fishing boats?
he changes into his Japanese clothes
what does Manjiro offer to the fishermen?
what do the fishermen offer to Manjiro?
what message does Manjiro want the fishermen to tell his mother?
"I am alive."
are the fishermen willing to deliver Manjiro's message?
no, they are too afraid to take the message