The Reader on the 6.27 - Chapters 6 - 10 Summary & Analysis

Didierlaurent, Jean-Paul
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Guylain liked to have lunch in Yvon’s security guard hut. They would sit and eat in comfortable silence unless Yvon wanted to practice a monologue or try out an alexandrine. The plant had to close from 12:00 to 1:30, but that afternoon a truck pulled up wanting to unload before the lunch period had passed. When the driver demanded to be let in so that he could go on his way, Yvon emerged and barraged him with a series of derogatory alexandrines that he had composed for such occasions. “Panic-stricken” by the “great volleys of verse” (34), the driver muttered an apology. In a generous mood, Yvon let him in anyway, and after unloading the truck quickly sped off. In Chapter 7, Guylain went back to work, and at the end of the day he set to cleaning the Thing’s innards. Though he hated being...

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