Islands in the Stream - Part I: Bimini Chapter V Summary & Analysis

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Part I: Bimini Chapter V Summary

The next morning Thomas works on his painting and Roger goes sculling in a dinghy to work the pain out of his right hand, which he had injured in the fight. They prepare for Thomas's children to arrive.

Tom, the oldest of the boys, strikes Thomas as sad-looking until the boy talks about something of interest. The middle child, David, reminds Thomas of an otter. Andrew, the youngest, is the athlete and has a bad streak. They talk about goggle fishing, horses, and Paris. While living with his father and mother in Paris, Tom had met many great writers and painters. He especially likes James Joyce and feels he understands parts of Ulysses. Andrew asks if the family had ever been poor. Thomas answers that they were poor only in Paris, but by the time...

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