The Shipping News - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

Quoyle makes his way to the newspaper office to start his new job. The Gammy Bird is the name of the paper and when he arrives he's greeted by Tert Card, who introduces himself as the "so-called managing editor." He introduces Quoyle to the rest of the staff, Nutbeem, Billy Pretty, and the missing owner, Mr. Jack Buggit who was out sick.

Card pointed Quoyle the way to his corner, which included a desk, half a file cabinet, an Ontario, Canada phonebook, and a chair missing an arm. For the remainder of the week Quoyle spent time at his desk, as instructed, reading back issues of the paper and leafing through the phonebook. He was waiting to receive his assignments from Mr. Buggit who had been out sick.

On the Monday following Mr. Buggit motioned Quoyle into his office. Quoyle didn't think he...

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