The Red Sea Sharks Chapter Summary

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he Red Sea Sharks (French: Coke en stock) is the nineteenth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The "Coke" referred to in the original French title is a code name used by the villainous antagonists of the story for African slaves. The Red Sea Sharks is notable for bringing together a large number of characters from previous Tintin adventures.In Brussels, Tintin and Captain Haddock bump into an old acquaintance, General Alcazar. They exchange contacts and Alcazar rushes off, dropping his wallet. Tintin attempts to return it only to learn he gave them a false address. Examining its contents, they find photos of De Havilland Mosquitos and other military aircraft. They also find a proper address and return the wallet to…show more content…
Haddock's skepticism about the Emir's story ends when a dhow flags down the Ramona and a trader comes aboard and asks to see the "coke". Haddock states they are not carrying any; the trader laughs and begins to examine one of the Africans. Haddock throws him off the ship, and the trader contacts di Gorgonzola, who dispatches a U-Boat to destroy the Ramona and the evidence it carries. In the meantime, Skut attempts to repair the ship's damaged radio, but an unexpected accident shakes it into working order: hurrying to inform Haddock, Tintin accidentally spots the submarine's periscope just prior to the attack, allowing Haddock to carefully outmaneuver a number of torpedoes while Tintin sends out a distress call. At the height of the battle the engine room telegraph breaks, interfering with his orders. The submarine captain is lining up for another shot when they are depth charged by aircraft from the cruiser USS Los Angeles, who Tintin had successfully managed to radio. A last attempt is made to destroy the Ramona with a limpet mine, but the frogman is hit by the ship's anchor and drops the

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