Spartina - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

John Casey (novelist)
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Chapter 10 Summary

The next day they spot no swordfish, even with the help of a spotter plane and get very few lobsters and red crab. Dick sees a variety of mistakes they have made, and makes mental notes of changes in his plans for his own boat.

At the end of the day when the spotter plane leaves for the last time, it suddenly returns and begins making tight circles. As Parker gets the boat to the spot where the plane has indicated, they see a large fish sunning itself three or four feet below the surface. When Dick harpoons it, he strikes it too far back behind the fin, and is scared the fish will get away. Nonetheless, as they begin to follow the keg, they realize the lily has held, but the fish is not slowed too much by the keg it pulls...

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