• The narrator describes the Chesapeake Bay and Rass Island, which will be a major backdrop for this story.
• The Bradshaws have lived on Rass Island for over two hundred years.
• The narrator says that neither she or her sister will remain on the island. Her mother is the last Bradshaw to stay on Rass Island.
• Louise is thirteen and Call is fourteen. They work together to catch crabs to sell to Otis. Neither of them have very many other friends.
• Call's father is dead, and he is a pudgy boy who has no sense of humor and never understands jokes because he takes them literally.
• They talk about Mr. Rice, a teacher at the school, who most of the girls in town are in love with because he is single.
• Louise comes home in overalls to find her very feminine sister who plans to write...
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