Songs of the Humpback Whale - Chapters 19-21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 19-21 Summary

Rebecca relates what happened on July 22, 1990. At an ice cream parlor, Jane asks Rebecca about Sam, the owner of the apple orchard who is 25 years old. Rebecca sees her mother giddy in love with a man she seemed to despise. Sam, Hadley, Jane, Rebecca and Joley go to Pickerel Pond for a picnic and to swim. Rebecca is appalled by her mother's flirtatious behavior with Sam. Everyone but Jane swims until Sam carries her into the water and goes underwater with her. After years of being unwilling to swim, Jane now regains her love of the water. Later, while the others nap, Jane warns Rebecca to steer away from Hadley because he is a man and she is a child. Soon after their talk, Rebecca spies on Sam and Jane who are in a rowboat kissing. She is angry and confused...

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