The Shipping News - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 Summary

Quoyle decided it was time to launch his boat. After quite a few tries of backing up and seeing his trailer in the mirror go this way and that, he finally got the trailer backed into the water. After launching the boat and installing the motor he figured he'd take it for a ride. The motor started and he put it in gear, like he'd seen Dennis do. He set off, up and down the shoreline laughing like a tickled child. He noticed that when he let off the throttle, water would pour over the stern.

At work he asked Nutbeem, who told him exactly why he was getting a stern wave. So on Saturday, Dennis told Quoyle he would help him with his boat. Dennis warned him about the boat and told him he should get one made when he could afford...

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