Dubliners - "Counterparts" Summary & Analysis

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"Counterparts" Summary

Mr. Farrington hates his office job and can think of nothing but getting drunk after work. He bungles his work and insults his boss in front of an important client. Leaving work, he pawns his watch to go out drinking with his friends.

The group goes out to several bars. Everyone is interested in drinking but only a few of them have any money to buy. Farrington pays for the majority of the rounds of alcohol. As he drinks, he recounts the story of how he insulted his boss. He leaves out the part where he is forced to apologize. Farrington's group shifts as some people leave because they have no more money, and new people join. Farrington picks up a man named Weathers, a traveling stage performer. Weathers always orders expensive drinks when someone else is buying. Weathers challenges Farrington...

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