Spartina - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

John Casey (novelist)
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Chapter 20 Summary

When they dock, they are boarded by plainclothes cops and one has a dope sniffing dog. After they search, the boat one looks at the harpoons and notes he thought they were fired out of guns, but Dick tells him that is for whales and these are for swordfish.

They are finally released, and take Mamzelle to her slip. On the shore are Parker's gear and the basket of whelps. Parker and Dick sneak glances at it near the two cops.

Keith makes like he wants to leave quickly, but Parker sends him back to the boat on an errand. On shore, the patrolmen get the dog out again and it rubs up against the smelly whelp, while its handler tells the dog to get away or it will stink up their car. When asked what it is, Dick says it is whelp...

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