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

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Part I: Bimini Chapter IX Summary

Eddy, Thomas's cook, helps prepare the cruiser to go after big fish. The day looks to remain calm, the lines have been spliced, the gear loaded on board, and the bait obtained. By nine in the morning, the boys, Eddy, Roger, and Thomas head out to the Gulf Stream for their deep-sea fishing trip.

Tom talks with his father about the ocean and a French author that he and Roger know. Thomas says he also knows the author. The conversation turns to school and how boring it is. Just then a large broadbill swordfish comes up and heads for David's bait.

Roger coaches David as the swordfish hits and goes deep, taking out most of the line. The only strategy amounts to holding back on the big fish until it tires. Tom expresses concern that...

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