Nine Stories - Down at the Dinghy Summary & Analysis

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Down at the Dinghy Summary

It is about four in the afternoon in the kitchen of a lakefront house. Sandra, the maid, is pacing between the window looking over the lake and the kitchen table. Seated at the table is Mrs. Snell, the cleaning lady. The women are sharing a cup of tea before Mrs. Snell walks to catch her bus. Mrs. Snell is waiting for her cup of tea to cool, as Sandra speaks. She is agitated about the young boy of the family that owns the house, but is insisting that she is not going to worry about it any more. She tells Mrs. Snell that the boy moves silently around the house, surprising her, and is very sensitive about what people say. Sandra complains that the family never goes near the water any more, yet they insist on staying...

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