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What piece of unwelcome news does the master of the ship on which she, Pearl, and Dimmesdale are to sail have for Hester?


The master of the ship tells Hester that Roger Chillingworth is being added to the crew, and his skills as a physician will be very helpful.


More Questions

1. What have the crowds of people gathered in the market-place to witness?
2. Of what ceremony in England was the Election Day pageantry a pale imitation?
3. What piece of unwelcome news does the master of the ship on which she, Pearl, and Dimmesdale are to sail have for Hester?
4. What is particularly noticeable about Dimmesdale’s manner as he walks in the procession?
5. Where does Hester stand during the procession and during Dimmesdale’s sermon in the church?