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Where does the word "dreefee" come from? Why is it significant to Bill Bob? What significance does it later hold for Gus?

Why doesn't Gus tell the readers where the Tamanawis River is located? How does his keeping the information to himself make him different from H20?

What role does Irving and his dog Descartes play in Gus's life?

Why does Gus travel to the source of the Tamanawis River, and do you feel he finds what he is looking for when he reaches the spot?

Why does Eddy have Gus try to fish a large salmon on a line and leader that are too small?

What significance does the book The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton play in Gus's life?

What is Nijinsky, and why is it such an important symbol for the Orviston family?

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