Spartina - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

John Casey (novelist)
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Chapter 8 Summary

As they put out to sea, Dick asks Elsie to get stations on the radio so they can plot their position. After that, he asks her to get breakfast, and he explains next he wants to tell her and Schuyler the name of every item on board so they will know it if he asks for help.

Elsie does as she is told, and then Dick shows her how to use the radar to plot their position, and then explains they need to have a variety of ways to plot where they are in case one fails.

Chapter 8 Analysis

Dick takes control, and Elsie becomes the employee. Dick is shown for the first time to be a leader and well qualified to be in charge of a large boat at sea. He commands respect in this situation and it is clear that he...

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