Cloudstreet - Chapter VI Summary & Analysis

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Chapter VI Summary

This chapter begins with an aerial view of a young man sleeping under scrubby trees in the Outback. As the view narrows down to the young man, the narrator says he would like to "spoon up by him," and the reader realizes that the narrator is Fish's intelligent half, and the young man is Quick. He has become a kangaroo shooter, culling the animals to protect farmers' wheat. He works alone, with just a dog named Bill. The viewpoint shifts to Quick, describing how he sets up his rife in a vice on the truck to steady his aim as he switches on a spotlight at night to immobilize kangaroos that enter a clearing to reach a pool, so he can shoot them. Afterwards, one wounded animal is thrashing. He ventures into the surrounding wheat and is kicked in the chest...

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