Don't Stop the Carnival - The Quake Summary & Analysis

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The Quake Summary

As Paperman and Iris Tramm work in the office of the Gull Reef Club about a week later, there is another earthquake of about the same intensity of the previous one but they shrug it off and continue working. Then a guest from Indianapolis pops his head in to tell him there's a water leak forming from the foundation of the building. Realizing there is probably a crack in the cistern, Paperman starts to despair. His sense of desperation only deepens when he realizes that in the first week of his operation the hotel has netted just under $40, far from enough money to repay the bank loan or to support his family. Iris tries to encourage Paperman by reminding him that Senator Pullman—who doubles as a Ms. Fixit—is on the premises trying to fix an electrical problem...

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