Spartina - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

John Casey (novelist)
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Chapter 12 Summary

On the next trip out, Dick and Parker get no swordfish, but do fairly well with crabs. Dick gets four hundred dollars, which he uses for materials for the boat, and gives Eddie Wormsley half of the marlin that is left in return for a day and a half of work. When they finish there is nothing more to be done without more money.

The next day is Dick's birthday, and he sees Miss Perry coming to his house in her thirty year old station. It is in almost perfect condition, and still has the original wooden sides, which she keeps varnished beautifully. She has always been fond of Dick, and he assumes that she is being driven to his house by one of her cottage renters, but he finds Elsie in the driver's seat. It had become a ritual for her to...

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