Spartina - Chapter 27 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 27 Summary

After the pots are emptied, Dick follows the variances in the water temperature looking for swordfish in the sixty four to sixty eight degree tongues of water. Charlie sees the first one, and they barely have it onboard when he spots another. They are successful in getting that one also, and just miss another due to darkness. Dick says they will stay out one more day, and tells Charlie to radio the Fisherman's Co-op to call his mother. When asked what he will say, Charlie jokingly tells him that he'll say they're in a mess of swordfish and are staying out. Dick explodes at his son for being so open over the radio about what they have found, but Charlie is hurt and tell his dad it is a joke.

They get another swordfish the next morning and one in the late afternoon...

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