Stern Men - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

Unlike other fishermen, lobstermen do no perish by the fleet. Thus Rhonda is the only such widow on Fort Niles, but is so sunny and lovely that people forget to pity her. She has survived in her paid-off house, has her sisters and Ruth for companionship and sons who are no worse deadbeats than others. Fagan works on a potato farm and is happy to send money home. Conway lives on disability after being discharged form the Navy. John and Chester serve in the Army. John disappears afterwards in Germany while Chester goes to California and joins the Gypsy Bandoleer Bandits. Webster, Rhonda's favorite, is still with her and is her greatest concern. Robin, the family idiot, marries young and fathers huge Eddie. Overcoming his speech impediment, Robin works as sternmen for Stan Thomas. He is clumsy and tiresome but works cheaply. Timothy...

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