Carry on Mr.Bowditch Chapter 16
1)Why did Captain Prince repeatedly exclaim to Nat “you mathematician!” ?
A: It always drove Captain Prince crazy when Nat started talking and he couldn’t understand him, so he’d always yell “you mathematician!”
2)Describe the outrigger canoe.
A: The outrigger canoe is a little canoe that can go very fast and can float well because it is made out of bamboo.
3)What happened on the return trip that made the crew short-handed?
A:On the way back, they ship sprung a leak so a lot of the men had to stay underboard to help pump the water out.
4)Who was waiting for Nat when he reached the wharf? Why wasn’t he pleased?
A: Elizabeth was waiting for him at the wharf, Nat wasn’t pleased because Elizabeth was with a different man waiting for Nat.
1)How did Nat’s feelings for Elizabeth change durring the voyage? Why do you think he only realized how he felt when he was far from home?
A: Nat missed Elizabeth more when he was out at sea. I think that he realized this when he was out at sea more because he hadn’t seen her in a long time.
2)Which do you think would be worse- a leak or a fight? What is the difference between these two disasters and the responses they demand?
A: I think that a leak is worse, because you can easily drive someone away, but you can’t easily patch a leak.
3) Does the age gap between Nat and Elizabeth seem significant to you? Do you think it is more or less significant in Nat’s time than it would be today?
A: I think that since Elizabeth is 17 and Nat is 24- 7 years of age is a big difference. I think that 7 years is more significant now then back then because now most people try to marry someone that is in a year or two of age with them.