A Town Like Alice - Chapters 9-10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 9-10 Summary

Paget works harder in November and December than ever before. Strachan has Topp visit before leaving, assesses her as an excellent manager, gives her a ticket and itinerary, and discusses the job. He sends to Australia with her a large air-conditioning unit that Paget feels is essential to success but cannot obtain locally. By comparison, all the other things that Strachan arranges for her are minor. Harman arranges with Whelan and sons the ordering of lumber and planning on the shop and bedroom annex, with the ice cream parlor to come next. Whelan discusses leasing fees with the Shire Clerk. The men folk seal the contract in the bar while Paget drinks lemonade on the steps, careful of her proper reputation now. She next flies to Brisbane to order equipment, major appliances, furnishings, and other necessities, paying cash, and is back...

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