Spartina - Chapter 44 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 44 Summary

Dick takes Keith and Charlie on Spartina to check the pots. He has lost many more than he feared, but he makes up for it somewhat as the price of lobster has risen, because so many boats are not able to go out at all. Parker brings a Vietnamese man named Tran, who Parker says will work for half share. He turns out to have some knowledge of boats, and can speak some English. Dick finds out that Parker has rented a truck and a warehouse with housing above it and has hired a Vietnamese family to make pots for him that he then sells and delivers. The family wants one of them to learn how they are used first hand on a boat. It turns out that Parker is not paying the family yet, but they are working only to purchase the...

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