Ecology of a Cracker Childhood - Chapters 25 through 27 Summary & Analysis

Janisse Ray
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Chapter 25: Altamaha River

Janisse's first experience with the Altamaha River was when she was just three-months old. Frank had built a boat based on some instructions in "Popular Mechanics." Riding down the river at a good clip, the boat sprung a leak and soon everyone was in the water. Janisse was in an infant life jacket and was grabbed to safety by her frightened father. Soon after this incident, he sold the boat. Another time, the family visited an acquaintance of Frank's who lived on a houseboat on the Altamaha. Janisse was ten-years old at the time. Her brother Dell got up quickly tipping the boat and sending Steve overboard. The current was swift but so was Frank. He hurdled over the railing in his Sunday's finest—shoes and all—and saved Steve who didn't know how to swim. When Janisse...

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