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

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The Bayfins Summary

The toothless Virgil rows the gondola gingerly across the water to pick up Paperman, and explains that he's late because Sheila, the cook, instructed him to polish up some 50 basins stored under the clubhouse because the cistern water pump has broken down. As he enters the club, Paperman can sense instantly that something is wrong because the familiar vibration of the floor from the pump has ceased. He sees two chambermaids sloshing buckets of water part him on their way to upstairs guest rooms. Then Norman notices that the floor above the cistern has been jacked up so that the repairman, Millard, can fill buckets of water for placement in the guest rooms. Sheila explains that they are putting a washbasin and pail of water in every room until the electric pump is repaired, as they'd done in previous power outages...

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