Spartina - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

Dick gets the clambake going with the help of his sons. Soon, Goode is transferring people from the shore to the island. As they arrive, they stand in a semicircle on high ground looking down on Dick and his boys as if they are part of a show. Soon Goode asks Dick to have his wife and boys join them for dinner, but Dick declines the offer and tells his boys to go swimming and then go home.

A lady named Elsie Buttrick arrives, and says hello to Dick and his boys. She is from one of the wealthy families on the island, and is now an officer in the Rhode Island Natural Resources Department, a sort of a glorified game and fish warden. She is very informal and takes off her dress to reveal a red swimsuit, and Dick realizes she has...

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