Spartina - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

John Casey (novelist)
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Chapter 2 Summary

Dick borrows a tractor from his neighbor, Eddie Wormsley, and takes his two boys into the bird sanctuary to get clams illegally. They follow an old causeway that hardly anybody knows is there. After sneaking back out with a fifty-five gallon drum full of clams, he returns the tractor and washes it for Wormsley. The next day, he sells the clams for one hundred twelve dollars.

Chapter 2 Analysis

Chapter Two begins to show a new side of Dick, as he does whatever he can to make money to finish building his boat. He also has a flashback to a time when he accompanied Parker on a boat delivery. This shows that the two of them are capable of breaking the law. It also depicts Parker as the leader, who got Dick into a scheme to smuggle drugs. He pays him five hundred dollars...

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