Songs of the Humpback Whale - Chapters 49-50 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 49-50 Summary

Jane tells of the sheep shearing incident where she meets Sam Hansen. When she and Sam chat about travel, Jane explains that she has been to Europe and South America because of her husband's research. Sam admits that he travels vicariously by reading about exotic places. He longs to go to Tibet to smuggle back a strain of apple. Jane does not understand Sam's rudeness so she flees to Joley at the first chance. With Joley, she explains that this short break will solve the problems of her marriage.

Sam's view of the sheep shearing incident shows that he meant to have a little fun with Jane but it got out of hand after she fell in the sheep manure. By apology, he offers his mother's clothes for her to wear. He finds Jane refreshing and attractive but he feels so...

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