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Chapter 21: The Attack
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The Captain announces that he has given " Silver a broadside." From the meaning of the word "broadside," what can you deduce the Captain assumes will happen next?
The captain expects Silver and his crew will attack the stockade.
How many loopholes, gun slots, are located on each of the east, south, and west sides of the house?
Two on each side of those three sides.
How many loopholes are on the north side of the house?
Jim reports that there is "round score of muskets for the seven" of them. How many muskets do they have?
Why does the captain command some of his crew to put out his fire?
He wants to clear the log house of smoke.
Who are the seven people in the log house at the start of the pirate attack?
Hunter, the doctor, Trelawney, Gray, the Captain, and Jim
What danger do the eleven loopholes, gun slots, present?
With only seven men to fire out of the log house, some of the pirates can easily approach one of the unmanned loopholes and begin firing into the house.
When the pirates advance on the stockade, firing rifles, and some enter the house, why does the captain order his people to take the fight outside?
The house has filled up with smoke.
What does the Captain order the men to use to continue their fighting?
After just a few moments of fighting, why does the Captain feel his group has been successful?
Although Joyce has been killed, and the squire and the captain are in rough shape, there are four of [he adult men] in shape to fight against nine remaining pirates. The captain likes the odds.
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