On the Beach - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

Peter goes to Mr. Paul's farm, brings him the cartwheels and gets more milk. Dwight has breakfast with Peter and Mary and decides he wants to go to Sunday church services. They give him the directions and he walks to the church. Dwight spends his time in church thinking about his family back in the United States. He is a simple man and plans out his return to his wife, and his young son and daughter. He will be seeing them in September and thinks about bringing them presents. He plans his homecoming to bring the children their birthday presents.

Back at Peter and Mary's house, Moira is awake and Dwight asks her what she does for work. She indicates that drinking alcohol is all she does these days. She finds life tedious. Dwight agrees to show her around the submarine in about...

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