Riders to the Sea - Riders to the Sea: Scene: Page 11 - 13 Summary & Analysis

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Nora and Cathleen open the bundle from the priest to find a shirt and a stocking. They try to match the shirt comparing the flannel, and though it seems to be the same, it is also one of the popular rolls from the shop in Galway and could likely have belonged to someone else as well.

Nora picks up the stocking, and after counting the stitches she remembers having dropped four stitches when she made the second of three pairs for him, and the count matches that mistaken pair. She holds onto the cloth, sad at how pitiful it is that there is nothing but this bit left of the man who was a great fisher and rower.

Maurya comes in, the cloth wrapped bread still in her hand. Cathleen asks her why she didn't give it to...

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