Riders to the Sea - Riders to the Sea: Scene: Pages 9 - 10 Summary & Analysis

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Bartley ignores her lamenting, instead giving instructions to Cathleen regarding the sheep, and the sale of the pig with the black feet if the jobber comes by. Keeping an eye on the ship coming in, he grabs his tobacco and purse, and tells the family he'll return in two, three or perhaps even four days if the wind provides problems.

Maurya turns away, covering her head with her shawl and bemoaning the fact that Bartley refuses to hear her or accept that she is trying to keep him from the sea. Cathleen chastises her gently as Bartley heads out quickly, intending to ride the red mare and lead the gray pony behind him to the pier.

As Bartley leaves, Maurya cries out, bemoaning his loss already, convinced that by nightfall she will have lost him as well. Cathleen...

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